I was born and raised as a Catholic.
That fact alone will stunned some people, I think. When I sent Christmas greetings, there would always be a few people who said thank you and not returning the greetings. I usually just grinned.
I'm not a religious person, but I can say that I'm a spiritual being, trying to find ways to connect to any larger entities. I tried going to church for a while. It took me while to realize it didn't work for me. I tried praying. Same thing. I tried meditation and failed miserably.
Then one day, I found my way. My own unique way to be grateful.
I'm not going to talk about that. What I want to say is you cannot assumed about anyone until you have enough materials to assume.
People assumed I am not a Catholic or even Christian, because of my name. Or from how I look. By the way, how should a Catholic look like, I wonder?
Or is it because they never see me set foot on a church? Or praying before eating?
Just because I don't do (or even believe in) the rituals, I don't think it makes me less of a Catholic than anyone who does.
I'm still a Catholic even if anyone says otherwise. I'm a Catholic and I don't think anything would change that, well, at least not that I know of.
I'm not against people who devout themselves entirely into their religion (or their family, or spouse, kids, work, game). I think it's great to be able to focus on something, because I cannot. And just because I can't do that, not yet, anyway, it doesn't mean that I don't want to. I'm still searching and I hope someday I will find something more concrete and solid to offer my gratitude to the whole universe.
But right now, I think I'm good.
Picture was borrowed from here.