I was reading Meg's blog the other day, where she wrote that she was a bad commenter...and I started thinking about this. I lurk a lot of blogs - seriously, reading and searching out blogs could fill my whole day if I let it...I'm a little addicted. However...I rarely ever comment. Why? I don't know! I love it when I get comments on my blog - so I'm vowing to be a better commenter and get more involved in the bloggie community. So there.
Alrighty...back on the 30 Day Challenge - my views on religion. Ooooh, hot button topic! As a child, I didn't grow up in a religious household per se...I vaguely recall going to church a couple of times when I was a little kid, but we never went as a matter of practice. The majority of my friends are not religious, so haven't had a lot of exposure to it.
Sooooooo....how do I feel about religion overall ? I have some fundamental issues with organized religion - without getting into alllll the gory details about why I'm not a fan because that would take days and days...for me it all boils down to live and let live, my motto in life. If you're happy and not hurting anyone, so what? If you fall in love someone who just happens to be the same sex as you are but you're happier than heck, then it's no one else's business but yours. If you believe in God or Allah or whatever and it enriches your life and brings you a sense of spirituality...hey, whatever floats your boat. If you're happy, who cares!!
The only time that I ever get really heated about the topic of religion is when people try to push it on me. OK, crazy hellacious anger is more like it. Hubs comes from a religious background, and besides in the beginning when we talked about hot button topics like abortion or homosexuality on our marathon phone calls (hoooooo boy, the debates!), it's pretty much a non-issue for us as a couple. We accept and respect each other's views and it's all good. I've met and hung out with some of his friends from church and and I really like them - they're awesome people. However, there's been a few times where I've gone to social gatherings for these friends where other church members were going who I didn't know as well....and I was almost immediately swarmed. I admit, my back got up because these people questioned my commitment and support for Hubs because I didn't attend church and what's the matter, and why don't I go? I think I actually saw red at that moment. Again with my motto - live and let live...even though for a moment, I almost didn't let those people live! Ha!
So in summary...my views on religion...to each their own. If we can accept people for who they are, what they do, and what they believe, then the world would be a better place. Period.