The Kid and I were having a discussion about religion. He asked me if I had ever gone to church with my friend. I told him no I had not. One, my friend had never invited me and two, I don’t believe in anything my friend believes in. The Kid replied, “But I thought you like to learn about different religions.” I said, “I do, but I’ve been to her type of church before. I’ve been a few times. I don’t need to go anymore.”
This snowballed into a huge discussion on religion and why there are so many and why people don’t believe in the same things as everybody else. I said, “People get mad if you believe differently than they do. They take it as a personal attack, rather than just simply a difference of opinion.”
He said, “So all the religions are enemies?”
“Yes, Kid, they are. Why do you think there are so many wars? Most wars were fought because someone got pissed that someone else didn’t believe in whatever it is he believed in. It’s either you think the way I do or we’re gonna fight about it.”
The Kid looked extremely confused. Then he said, “I thought we fought wars because people were taking our land, like in Vietnam and Iraq. Afghanistan too.”
Uhm, no Kid, that wasn’t our land, but I guess you’ve been hanging out with Ole Bush a lot lately.
He had no idea what I was talking about but I thought it was hilarious.