I was talking to my friend the other day and we got to discussing religion. She had just discovered that I was Catholic. I suppose that shows what a lousy Catholic I am. Cathlics are pretty conspicuous. Whether it be the rosary in the car, the cross around the neck, the Sunday church attendances etc.
Anyway, then she said that she had a niece who had a fantastic set of morals and ethics but had no concept of religion.
I found myself thinking (and saying): ‘I hope Baby grows up like that.’ I mean with those fantastic set of principles which are not necessarily linked to any one religion.
I don’t think I would be a very good role model in teaching her how to be a good Catholic. Not least because I’m not a hundrend per cent convinced about all of its rules, restrictions, principles and laws.
I would rather she was a good person than a half baked Catholic.
Or a fully baked Catholic.