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Monday, August 21, 2006

Religion

As they say, there is no such thing as a free lunch.

Quaker meeting yesterday was interesting. An hour's meditation (I can't really describe it any other way) is a long time for anyone, especially without airconditioning, but meditation is good, and I had my moments. I can't really say that I felt any, er, Godliness around, but well, one musn't expect too much of a grown-up religion cynic.

Yes, there was lunch. Strange, actually, as people didn't talk to us (or make eye contact, or anything) for about 15 minutes and then all of a sudden started, ehm, socialising. All said and done, they were nice, and if I want to I can now join them on any number of Fun Excursions to knitting circles and local radio. Seriously, it sounded good. All the same, I don't think I am up for that quite yet, though I think I may go back to the Sunday meeting.

I can't help feeling relieved - relieved to find some sensible religious people; relieved that they weren't too intense; relieved, finally, that I feel no more of a Christian today than I did yesterday. I rather like being a heathen.

2 Comments:

Blogger Drek said...

I'm glad you came out unscathed, and I understand exactly where you're coming from. I do, from time to time, accompany my Sainted Girlfriend to her church, so I know how weird it can feel.

Monday, August 21, 2006 9:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quakers are a good bet. I know that Slag has also tried out the Unitarians. They even go so far as saying that you don't have to believe in god to be a Unitarian. It's my "religion" of choice. -D's SGf

Monday, August 21, 2006 3:20:00 PM  

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