An important religious decision

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.


About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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2 Responses to An important religious decision

  1. Lilaine says:

    And if the Pastafarianism doesn’t do it, you could wait some ‘little’ more time and tell him about the Abbey of Thélème and its motto “Fais ce que voudras” (Do What Thou Wilt) 😀
    The absolute bliss for a teenager ! 😛

  2. M. says:

    There is a great potential in Pastafarianism. In the foreseeable future I can see a picture of Flying Spaghetti Monster hanging on the wall of my country’s parliament 😉

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