Please let me know if this is inappropriate for an online conversation and I will delete this post, but I had a conversation last night that really got me thinking.
Here I go:
I work at NOFO Cafe sometimes and I love it! Over the holidays I have been working more because people needed shifts covered, so I am just getting to know some of the people working there.
Last night was pretty slow, so a few of us were hanging out in the kitchen. The conversation started out talking about cursing. I said that I don't really curse, and one of the guys asked me, "Are you real religious or something?"
I wasn't quite sure how to respond, "religious" came across as a bad word... I don't really consider myself "religious", but I am I think... I believe in Jesus, try to live like he calls me to, am part of a church community... But, I didn't respond quick enough so another girl said, "Why don't you just ask about anal sex?"
I was thrown off a bit, much like the guy who asked me about religion... "anal sex, what does that have to do with religion?" he asked.
Her response is what has me thinking... "To me, they are about the same thing. You don't need either one, but they make you feel good every once in a while."
I didn't respond to that either. My mind was racing to what I should say...
I'm looking for feedback in a few ways...
Is being "religious" a bad thing?
How might you respond in this situation?
I am pretty sure most of my readers would be considered "religious" by some, but I would also love to hear from people who would not consider themselves religious at all or who agree with my friend's comment...