Religion and Ethics

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.

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One response to “Religion and Ethics

  1. these are just one of the many identities we have created for ourselves. for example, she can be an Australia, an Indian Australian, a malu, a catholic, a syrian christian, a hindu christian, a person of Indian origin, a male, a female, a rapper, a rocker….anything. don’t worry too much about it. let her just hang around, enjoy the birds sing and the sun shine and the moon shine 😉

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