Friday, September 17, 2010
John Godges rocks!
Go to his website and you can learn more about the book and even read an excerpt -- and of course buy it if you're so inclined, which would be nice for John even though I won't see one penny of the avalanche of proceeds that the blog post will generate.
Being raised by strict atheists, I didn't know much about Catholicism before I read the book. Actually that's not true -- I knew a bit about the theology and important modern-day stuff like the Popemobile and the sex abuse scandal, but I didn't have a clue about hat it's like to grow up Catholic and have it be at the center of your family's life. John gives a good indication of how Catholicism becomes an integral part of you when you when he described a conversation with a priest where he confesses that he's gay but is thinking about the priesthood as a career anyway.
Thinking about John's book and also about Yom Kippur tomorrow reminded me of the routes to religion taken by the many of us who were not raised in a particular faith. It can be a complicated path indeed.