Reticent Mental Property

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Don’t Miss Much

I left the church years ago. I have a solid foundation for my rejection from 8 years of parochial school education including catechism classes, daily mass and a smart-alek boy who referred to our priest as Padre after watching (a banned) Saturday Night Live episode.

I get the references to Christianity when they show up in film, in “news entertainment” commentary, in arguments for and against feminism and traditional choice making. The references are all around us, so embedded into the culture and the routines of life, living and death.

About 10 years ago, the Catholic church I attended at that time played a recorded message from the bishop during the sermon. It was about how to vote in the next election and instructed parishioners to give his and her vote to the candidate who stood behind the church’s unwavering stance on birth control and family planning.

I joined with several other women in turning my back to the altar. Facing the congregation for the duration of the message was not difficult. I stood tall and stared defiantly into the eyes of any who chose to meet mine.

I don’t miss much.


But I do miss the music.


#for Reticent Mental Property. Youtube:Tori with Little Drummer Boy

8 comments on “Don’t Miss Much

  1. distantshipsmoke
    December 23, 2014

    I admire you stance, that took a lot of spirit and resilience.

    If it inspires little else religion does inspire great music.


  2. Properly Ridiculous
    December 23, 2014

    Preach, woman.
    I stand with ya.
    (Merry Christmas to you and yours)


  3. Properly Ridiculous
    December 23, 2014

    By the way – there are Pandora stations for that.
    Pandora doesn’t tell you who to vote for.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. dievca
    December 23, 2014

    8 years, as well. No daily Mass. Was taught more freedom of Faith in the required Theology courses. Lapsed, Saddened, but still describe myself as~”pro-choice”.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. the muscleheaded blog
    December 23, 2014

    ” Experience has repeatedly confirmed that well-known maxim of Bacon’s that “a little philosophy inclineth a man’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion.” At the same time, when Bacon penned that sage epigram, he forgot to add that the God to whom depth in philosophy brings back men’s minds is far from being the same from whom a little philosophy estranges them. ” ( George Santayana )


  6. Marty
    December 24, 2014

    Well done!


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