… well, not really. I never had one.
I’m finding that people that I thought knew me, and should know me, do not know me at all. So, I am putting it out there on the record for my peeps to see. I will put it simply. I do not believe in a God of any sort. I do not believe in any sort of higher power. I was raised in a Christian household, but from a very early age I couldn’t help thinking that everyone at church was just weird.
What I do believe in, and very strongly, is a sense of karma. I live my life in such a way as what I put out in the world will come back to me. I try to be as honest as I can be, and as accepting as I can be. I’m not saying I accomplish this all the time, cuz I don’t. I’m not perfect. But I believe a good attitude, being honest, and being good to people will boomerang back to me.
I bring this up because I feel like since I’ve announced that I’m pregnant to people that I’m bombarded with religious stuff. Talking to a friend about this recently, even had a stranger butting into the conversation to tell me “you will believe in God now that you’re pregnant. There’s no way not to when you have a child.” Usually, this stuff doesn’t bother me. Mainly because it’s really never been an issue. But I honestly feel like the emails & whatnot I’ve gotten that talk about prayers and other religious things pertaining to me and my baby, have gone a bit too far. I’m seriously getting offended. What if someone that was Jewish or Muslim sent a Christian something that was jewish or islamic? That Christian would probably be offended. It’s pretty much the same thing.
So, I try to respect you and your religion. All I ask is that you please try to respect me and my lack of one.