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Needing Sleep

Okay, I have tried and tried to figure out how to work baptism invitations into a blog post. Well, I guess I have now, but before that, :lol:, I was having some major problems. No one in our family really makes a big deal about a baptism. I think the only one on my behalf was actually a christening one, when I was a baby. We didn’t do anything like that with the kids, because we didn’t want to force a religious choice onto them. I didn’t get baptized (by choice) until I was a teenager. That involved telling people by phone, that if they wanted to witness it, they could. It was always orally.

So, that makes me wonder, though. Are we in a majority or a minority lately, with not taking our children to a church? Personally, I have yet to find one that I’m comfortable with. The one I went to in Indiana is no longer the same church. The pastor I loved retired. The music minister I adored was let go. They also really screwed with the youth program. Its just not the same church that I knew and trusted.

Then, when I lived in Florida, I was “a part of” one of the most hypocritical churches I have ever seen in my life, minus the Phelps clan here in Topeka (do not even get me started on those psychos … I’m all for free speech but they infringe on other’s personal rights when it comes to funerals and that pisses me the hell off). They picked and chose which pieces of the Bible they were going to follow to the letter, and which they were going to twist to their own views. My Indiana church did not look down at you if you were not perfect, because no one ever was, minus Christ. The Florida church? They thought they could dress up their church with a nice music program, and then hate everyone and everything. I’m of the mind “Hate the sin, not the sinner”. This church was “Hate the sin, harass the sinner”.

I’ve yet to find a church in which I feel comfortable. Most of them would have a problem with mine and Josh’s relationship, since we’re technically not married, at least in the eyes of the church. We do not have that piece of paper that claims we are. We are legally married though. I could legally change my name, without a problem. We are common law. But, a lot of churches would have a problem with that. Personally, I can’t get into the idea of someone telling me what to think and what to believe. Too many churches do that. I’m too much like my dad: I’m hard-headed, strong of heart and have a brain of my own.

Haiku Friday – Books and Things

I like to read books
lots and lots of books daily
Books are my passion
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I love my aunt

I talked to my aunt Jerri Ann for almost 30 minutes. That’s the only way, pretty much, that we can keep in contact, because she moves every 6-9 weeks or so, because of her job (she fills temp positions for an occupational therapist). It felt good to talk to her. I love talking to her.

One thing though: she keeps trying to convince me to find a church in this area. I’ve only found one church I was comfortable in, and even now, I’m not too comfortable about it, because those that made me feel comfortable aren’t there anymore (the pastor retired, the music pastor was let go). The previous church I was a part of was ass-backward on a few things, and made sure everyone knew about it. Me, I’m in the similar thinking as my dad: I don’t need a church to tell me how to worship the Lord and His Son. I do it in my own way. Also, with the fact that I don’t believe homosexuality is a sin, and I believe in magic, witchcraft, and am obsessed with pagan religions (Greeks, Romans, Atlanteans, etc – god bless the Dark Hunter series, XD).

Honestly, what makes a Christian a Christian, besides the belief that Christ is the Son of God, that He died for our sins, and that He rose and lives again?