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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Living in Sin

I have issues with religious dogma, and especially the way it tries to dictate what is and isn't acceptable in our society.
I've been "living in sin" most of my adult life.
But what right does one or another religion have to dictate the lives of everyone?
I had a woman walk into my store this morning and ask if we do computer repair. I responded yes. She went on to say, "my friends and I are going around to businesses today because it's so hard to catch people at home so that we can talk about when the suffering is going to end. Are you concerned about when the suffering is going to end?"
I responded (wearing my bright and shiny pentacle/triple goddess earrings that she probably didn't notice), "I really don't have time for this. I have a lot of work to do."
Here's the thing: she proceeded to take a card in case she needs computer repair work later. As a small business owner, it is SO hard dealing with people like this. You want to call them out on their rudeness for soliciting the religion during someone's workday at a place where they can't "ignore your knock on their door", but you know that you have to be kinder, gentler and less imposing than they are because word of mouth can kill your business.
Add this incident to "reasons I dislike organized religion." I am a spiritual person. I believe in a higher power. I'm not buying my way into "heaven" by donating half of my paycheck to a church that makes me feel like I'll never be good enough. I am enough. I am perfect. I am learning, growing and loving.
Love is all that matters. Live a life of love and your suffering lessens.
Religious rant over. Have a blessed and beautiful day!



I don't need no license
To sign on no line
And I don't need no preacher
To tell me you're mine
I don't need no diamonds
I don't need no new bride
I just need you, baby
To look me in the eye

I know they have a hand time
And your Daddy don't approve
But I don't need your Daddy
Telling us what we should do

Now there's a million questions
I could ask about our lives
But I only need one answer
To get me through the night

So baby, can you tell me just where we fit in
I call it love they call it living in sin
Is it you and me or just this world we live in
I say we're living on love they say we're living in sin

Is it right for both our parents
Who fight it out most nights
Then pray for God's forgiveness
When they both turn out the lights
Or wear that ring of diamonds
When your heart is made of stone
You can talk but still say nothing
You stay together but alone

Or is it right to hold you
And kiss your lips goodnight
They say the promise is forever
If you sign it on the dotted line

Baby, can you tell me just where we fit in
I call it love they call it living in sin
Is it you and me or just this world we live in
I say we're living on love they say we're living in sin

[Solo]

Baby, can you tell me just where we fit in
I call it love they call it living in sin
Is it you and me or just this world we live in
I say we're living on love they say we're living in sin

I call it love they call it living in sin

Living in sin

I don't know where to begin
I don't know where we fit in

Living in sin

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