Today my stepson informed me that his religion is now New Age.
“I thought you were a Buddhist?” I asked.
“I was,” he said. “But it was too difficult. You’re supposed to study it your whole life.”
Yes, I can see where the idea of lifelong study would be an absolute horror to a 5th-grader who thinks school is boring. In fact, it might be the definition of hell.
World religions, take note: you could get a lot of early converts by advertising yourself as “the easy religion.” No study necessary! Free candy for everyone!
I’m going to give him a few weeks, and then I’ll introduce him to Pastafarianism and the Flying Spaghetti Monster. That should be right up his alley.