Monday, February 25, 2008
Another bit of rather silly Philosphy........
I am a Catholic. Not a "Good" Catholic, but rather more akin to the first two definitions that pop up in the Dictionary.......
cath·o·lic (kăth'ə-lĭk, kăth'lĭk)
1) Of broad or liberal scope; comprehensive: “The 100-odd pages of formulas and constants are surely the most catholic to be found” (Scientific American).
2) Including or concerning all humankind; universal: “what was of catholic rather than national interest” (J.A. Froude).
Wow.....deep without really trying, eh? My Father, the Sar'Major was a Catholic. My Mother was a "sorta" Catholic.......my Grandfather always impressed me as a Mystic.
"Religion" was never a major part of my life as a child.....excepting that....heh, my parents had Five children.......ANY....and I think I really mean ANY ....excuse to get the kids the heck out of the house.
I went, along with my Best Friend to Catachism class on Wednesday evenings.....then we waited outside on Sunday mornings for the Baptist Sunday School bus........confusing?
Hey, looking back on it, I kinda figure that was the only time Momma and the Sar'Major had to......uhhhh, well you know......uhhh....HEY, they had Five of us, and knowing me as you do, it by G-d wasn't Immaculate Conception.......
So.....where was I? Bookmark please? Oh Clap, let me read back....dumdumdumdum....OK, got it!!
I have claimed to be a "lapsed Catholic".....not the Truth at all, I would suppose that I am actually quite close to the main definitions of the "word" rather than the Religion.
I think that my going to Baptist Sunday school a few days after Catechism helped me to be more understand......"accepting"?... of other Religions....heck, in my High School days, I was attending the Church Services of the......oh, how shall we say....damm, I sound quite shallow......."The Girl o' the Month".
I went to Mass, Mass, Mass, Lutheran, Baptist, Mormon....oooh, she was "hot".....Mass, Mass, Evangelical....and even mixed in a Friends Bar Mitzvah or three.....never hit the Synagogue itself though...shame....but I didn't know any Girls that went.
So.....yes, I went back to see where I was.....no patch.......I have seen, and truly enjoyed , learning about many different Faiths....heh, and girls.......
What has always stuck with me is the Faith in One True G-d. No matter what. I don't "think", and I'm not self important to "think", that I have the answers....we will All know.......later.....
I end up going back to, and feeling comfortable with the things I learned from Grandfather and the Sar'Major. My Dad didn't....heck, Hasn't gone to Services of any kind in fifty years, claims he "gets" G-d every time he walks outside.
Grandfather spoke to Nature.....and it spoke back....as it only can to the Peskotomahkati, "People of the Dawn".......My basis, I suppose, is Christianity....I think J.C. had it going on.....but, I refuse to discount other things....
Does any of this make any sort of sense at all?
I'm obviously in a "mood". Not bad, mind you....just a "mood". I'm much to old to change my religion for a "girl" of the month.....heh, there will only be One more, but I'm in a decidedly faith investigating mood........mine, not yours.
Although....I guess I'm not All that Catholic. I do not care for the Muslim religion. I do not care for it at all.....
May G-d bless you. And yours, and Mine.....He has already blessed me.