This kinda stuff makes me sick. I mean I like to think of myself as a pretty tough person when it comes to sensitive issues like this and for some
reason I care about certain animals more than people.
I killed a bird with my cousin when we were out camping once and I felt horrible that I talked my cousin into shooting it as we watched it die. All
day long I could hear it's mate calling for it
As much as a gun nut as I am there's just certain things I've learned recently would probably be hard for me to do, like kill certain animals.
It pi$$es me off when I hear my evangelical warped friends mind when she talks about how she doesn't believe animals have souls, yet she volunteers
at the zoo and takes care of all kinds of animals and has them in her house and obviously has an emotional bond with them.
I don't know if humans have just "imprinted' ourselves to 'humanize" certain animals, but after adopting my sis' bengal and looking after it, I
can clearly see that there's more to my furry friend. As my sister said it "Whenever I look in Neo's eyes I see an old wise soul".
As an agnostic/ babtized catholic, recently turned protestant methodist, I've realized how liberal methodists are and awesome in their beliefs, even
if it has many Catholic ceromonies which are cool.
We have a female pastor who openly preaches love for LGB people (I may not agree with it personally), but also is anti-rascist and when you talk to
many Methodists about religion I've always had happy conversations. Most of them don't believe in a Hell, or press their religion into people's
noses, and besides the cool Catholic traditions many of them have VERY NEW AGE beliefs and are awesome to just talk to. My old mayor goes there when I
was mayor for a day under his reign during Kids Day at my town. He hands all us kids candy. And you could be the most horrible person there but
there's never any rumors or talking behind people's backs and there's immediate acceptance and forgiveness if you do something wrong (Like when I
messed up mowing the lawn and left a mess and got bitched out by the janitor for all these mistakes I apparently made, nobody in the church gave it a
second thought and just that how awesome it was for me to mow it anyways).
Anyways not to get off topic but not all religions are bat# crazy like these American LDS cultists. What they did was messed up and scarily they
resemble, or the evangelists are starting to resemble them in the way they believe. How there is NO personal interpretation in the BIBLE and NO ROOM
for ANYTHING. That is just not the case, you need to find an awesome church with good people from the community that actually care about you (Not in
the "we care about your soul going to heaven so do this" kind of way, but the way an actual community cares about it's members).
Hard pill for an agnostic like me to swallow that I might be enjoying church again! LoL