Okay so it was only a mini vacation but one that definitely took it's toll on me and forced me to draw up all my reserves of patience.
The bottom line is and in a simplistic nutshell, King Henry VIII went against his religion and that of his country, just so he could boink his mistress. Talk about power! It is a prime example of absolute power, corrupting absolutely. Any way, like I said, I became obsessed with religion, and over the next several years attended as many churches as I could and read everything I could get my hands on about the origins of their religion. Fascinating stuff. I still have a bit of an obsession about religion to this day.
I'm very tolerant of all religions. I have the belief that as long as they are not hurting anyone, who am I to question their beliefs? What I don't like or won't tolerate is being viewed like this for my beliefs...
So over the weekend, while attending a family wedding, I did my best to behave, I bit my tongue more than once but couldn't help but point out to one particularly vocal family member, all the holy water, threats of damnation, and prayers in the world will never make me change my mind. Everyone has the the right to love who ever they choose and she has the right to hate those who love differently.What really saddens me is that in this day in age, people still have such closed minds and following their religions blindly without question.