This is my first piece linked to my website. These will be stories and pieces of writing that I’ve designed outside this blog. They will then be placed on my blog intermittently to give perspective on certain issues. Of course, when you start something, you have to go big or go home. So, I give you “What is Right”, my piece on my struggles with religion.
Even when I was in the pews getting confirmed as a Catholic, I’ve struggled with religion for a good portion of my adult life. This is a piece I wrote a couple months back, describing my thoughts and experiences with the denomination I grew up in, Catholicism.
From a very young age, my parents and society had been nudging me toward Christianity. Sunday school, mass, volunteering, you name it, I was there to help out my church. The religion itself stayed holy and true in my mind as I got older. However, the church, especially the Catholic church became more and more questionable to me. Until finally, on the day I got confirmed, I could no longer plead ignorance. I knew what was right and what was wrong, and I couldn’t ignore that the church that I was seeing didn’t know the difference.
Here is what is right.
To read it, I would suggest making the internet browser window narrow so you don’t have to read, as my journalistic friends call, a “Berlin wall of text”.