May 23 – Religious Services

Do you like attending religious services?

Absolutely not.

It might have something to do with the fact that I’m not at all religious whatsoever. I don’t believe in Jeebus, or any of the other religious icons that are out there. Personally, I think that religion is, ironically, responsible for so much evil in the world.

The last religious service that I went to was my Grandmother’s funeral in 2012. Part of me was wondering whether or not I’d spontaneously burst into flames as soon as I walk through the doors, but I didn’t and lived to see another day.  The service was beautiful, and all the speeches were beautiful, and yes, I cried towards the end, but I was also rather relieved that the ‘church’ part of the day was over and done with.

For me, when it comes to religious ceremonies,  I just can’t do it. It’s full of tradition, and I can’t handle it. Then I find out that Catholic funerals are even longer and more involved than the regular run-of-the-mill funeral, because there’s even more readings from the Bible, and a whole heap of hymns that everybody sings… well, the people who go to church know them, the rest of us just end up standing there feeling so incredibly uncomfortable, and silently mouthing words like rhubarb-rhubarb-rhubarb.

And if you’re not sure what I mean by that, then you need to watch the following clip from French & Saunders:

 

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