Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Losing My Religion

I have a weird relationship with God.

I pray a lot but don't go to church regularly.

I repent but don't confess before a priest.

I believe in Heaven but find the concept of hell ridiculous.

I seek for forgiveness but don't recite the Act of Contrition.

I'm not big on religious rituals. Apparently, The Roman Catholic Church is the mother ship of all rituals.

Regardless of how indifferent I am when it comes to religion, one thing remains certain.

I believe in God and (I think) that counts for something.

Post script: This entry is not a reflection on how I was brought up by my folks. They are extremely religious people. If there is anyone to blame, it's all me.

46 comments:

dong ho said...

the rituals wont matter much. they are just ways to know more God. if the one with a certain religion does not work... then there's always another way.

Raft3r said...

dong ho, That's true.

Indulge Daily said...

perfect match for Kim. Kim Kardashian.

Raft3r said...

indulge daily, Huh? Bakit. Hehe. Pero sige. Game ako. Hehe

Anonymous said...

wow
sobrang honest
is that you
lol

Raft3r said...

anonymous, Nyahaha. You can call me anything you want but a liar. Hehe

Anonymous said...

may sense na sana yung sasabihin ko nakita ko yung PS nawala tuloy nyahaha PM

Raft3r said...

pm, Nyahaha. Dapat may disclaimer. Baka magalit si ermats, eh. Loves ko pa naman yon. Hehe

Anonymous said...

it's not really about religion, but a personal relationship w/God.

maybe we can both agree, that God is Love. God Bless!

Raft3r said...

anonymous, Amen.

Baby Francine said...

A personal relationship with God is very important. But it wouldn't hurt to hear Mass every Sunday, too.

Raft3r said...

baby francine, Nyahaha. As long as we go together, I'm game. Hehe

gillboard said...

very much like you. i prefer dealing with god on my own. what's important is that you remember.

Raft3r said...

gillboard, Yes. Wordpress. Hehe

Wendy said...

Pareho tayo. I'm also not big on rituals. Di ako komportableng makapagdasal pag maraming tao.

Raft3r said...

wendy, Spirituality should be a personal connection between you and the Higher Being.

Anonymous said...

seryoso

Raft3r said...

anonymous, Seryoso ba talaga? Hehe

pete said...

holy week edition pala ito

Raft3r said...

pete, Nyahaha. Oo. Kaya bawal mang-asar. Hehe

Elsa said...

I admire your honesty. I felt the sincerity in your writing.

Raft3r said...

elsa, What! You don't admire me for my dashing good looks? How could you! Nyahaha

brando said...

simba tayo

Raft3r said...

brando, Nyahaha. Parang totoo, ah!

Anita said...

Kamusta Holy Week mo?

Raft3r said...

anita, Eto. Spring cleaning. Hehe

Jayr said...

Ayos sa reflection ha

Raft3r said...

jayr, Bukas back to normal programming na. Hehe

Jayr said...

Bakit nga ba?

Raft3r said...

jayr, Huh? Wala. Nakikibagay lang sa panahon. Hehe

atticus said...

sometimes pala, you make sense ading ko. hahahaha!

i share your opinion.

wow, bihirang mangyari iyan. :D

Raft3r said...

atticus, Nyahaha. Kelangan pang mag Holy Week para magkaintindihan tayo! Hehe

Anonymous said...

Hahaha
Nakakatawa mga comments dito

Raft3r said...

anonymous, Buti hindi yun post mismo ang nakakatawa. Hehe

Elsa said...

Capable ka pala sumulat ng ganito
Lol
Happy Easter

Raft3r said...

elsa, Nyahaha. I'm more than just a pretty face, ya know. Hehe

elaine said...

happy easter

Raft3r said...

elaine, Kamusta egg hunting? Hehe

hitokirihoshi said...

agree ako dito at nasabi ko na rin ito sa mga taong kumwestyon sa akin...
"I believe in God and (I think) that counts for something."

Raft3r said...

hitokirihoshi, You quoted me? Sikat nako! Yahoo! Hehe

eden said...

I am not a church goer either but I believe in God.I just pray at home.

Raft3r said...

eden, Magkakasundo talaga tayo! Hehe

Anonymous said...

I go to church regularly but never take communion, sabi kasi nila You may not receive communion if you don't have confession lately, dapat daw every 6 mos ang confession.. January this yr ang last ko.. ikaw, kelan ang last confession mo? ;)
-charlie mama

Raft3r said...

charlie mama, Next question. Please. Hehe

len said...

Spirituality over religiosity. :)

Denoy Eusebio said...

len, Tama. Galing mo talaga, chief!