Actually that’s interesting, for

I TOO BELIEVE WHAT YOU BELIEVE

imagine that.

I lived in a house with some very devout Christians for a while and took to saying, “Praise Jesus!” when something good would happen. So Jeff (the jerk) in the beginning said, I can only think of one thing that might be a problem for us going forward. I’m an atheist and you obviously are religious.”

And I laughed, and I laughed. And I said, “The Praise Jesus thing? I could just as easily have said, “Praise oak trees!” or “Praise Sunshine!” or Praise those sweet newborns over in the hospital nursery”.

I don’t believe in God in the traditional sense of the word, but it’s an easy, universal word to use so that everyone knows what I’m talking about when I talk about spirituality. It was raining yesterday.

All I know is,

I didn’t make it rain.

I think the bible is a book full of someone’s truth, the way they saw it (many someones…). It’s stories that make a map of the way people believed other people should live, and it has good and it has bad. And i believe it’s okay if you believe differently about that than I do. Because MY god would never cast anyone out for not believing the same as someone else. and MY god is inclusive and loves me even when i do really stupid stuff.

I believe in something bigger than myself because the thought that I am at the top of this thing is too frightening to even entertain.

I give that something characteristics because I was instructed to in recovery. To “design my own higher power” so to speak.

So, I did. :)

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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