05Nothing is off limits.  I’ll talk about absolutely anything.  But those who know me may have noticed I never reference religion.  I don’t ‘not’ do it to be less controversial.  I don’t talk about religion because, without being disrespectful, in the conventional sense, it’s not that big a part of my life.

I was raised Catholic.  My father was my CCD teacher.  I don’t even know what CCD stands for.  I’m sure I could Google it to sound like I know what I‘m talking about but then that would be a dishonest thing to do… right?

I remember that we had to have CCD class in my house a few times while the church was being remodeled.  That was creepy.  I didn’t even want to be in class much less bring the class to me.  I even took a few phone calls while class was in session… but that’s neither here nor there.

Here’s how I came to this thought at all:

I was watching the news tonight.  A pastor, preacher, minister (I’d be lying if I said I knew for sure) was on the news for having officiated the marriage of his gay son.  He was going to be put through some sort of religious trial to see if he’d be allowed to maintain his title, position, job… after making the personal decision to marry his son.

This isn’t some ranting diatribe about me being right for what I believe.  This is simply a moment of ‘Ahhhh.’

‘Ahhhh’, because I feel personally blessed to be unencumbered by the laws, rules, commandments, and teachings, of any one body in particular to dictate my personal choice.  I simply do what my heart tells me to do in a body comfortable with the choices I make because I am motivated to be kind to everyone.

Damn that makes life easy. Frees me up to spend my time bettering my existence, loving my family, enjoying my friends and constantly being open to new people and experiences.

Not trying to tell anyone else how to live.  Just enjoying the way that I do.