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  • Sunday, June 03, 2007
    The Universe is a Sewer System
    I was tucking E in tonight, and we were talking a little bit about When I Was a Christian. I told her, as I had in the past, that her father and I were both in a rather extreme religious community when we met and decided to marry, and that we both moved away from it pretty quickly after graduation, but in different ways and in different directions. She then came out with this:
    When I think about the stories you tell about your religion when you were younger, and how BIG it was, and all these other stories about your life, and how you used to be and how you are now, I feel like every person is like a drain. Some people are wide drains, and things, like religion and stuff, can just flow right through and not cause a problem, but other people are narrow drains, and religion clogs it up, and you have to pull all that sticky stuff out before you can see everything else. And so then, all these people, with these different drains and openings, they create the whole world, and we all have stuff going through us, but at different speeds, and we're all connected, but we're not all the same, and everything's different for all of us.
    I am pretty sure I'm a narrow drain.

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    posted by Zuska @ 10:39 PM  
    • At Monday, June 04, 2007 7:52:00 AM, Blogger PT-LawMom said…

      Wow! That's a pretty insightful observation for such a young girl. What a great way to see things. :)

      My parents were members of a Christian community when they met/married and "the community" played a large role in our lives when I was young. Different from your more extreme background, but I like E's thoughts on this.

    • At Monday, June 04, 2007 11:12:00 AM, Anonymous beloved said…

      religion ends up being the clog to so many drains, doesn't it?

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