Being part of a collective seems to be a topic running through my head today. I have friends and acquaintances that belong to many different religions and belief systems. Some are quiet and compassionate in their beliefs and some are not. There are those that open their hearts and share with others around them in many different ways. Then there are those who stand on soap boxes and quote from scriptures initially channeled from God, but then rewritten by man and his motives.

I love to hear people enjoying something they are passionate about. I think its great. However what makes me listen more? The screaming preacher or the meditating Buddhist? Do I want to lie cheat and steal all week long no matter who it affects, so that I can show up on Sunday and kneel before a man in black and say a few hail Mary’s and I’m good to go? What about the poor souls I took advantage of throughout the week. Will they feel my confession?…

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