I was raised Catholic and adhered to all of their little rules and the weird assertions we blathered in church, like “we look for the resurrection of the dead.”
Great. The Catholic zombies are coming. Just great.
But as I got older, I began to stray away from the church and most likely for the better. There is nothing that it or any other religion can offer me in terms of peace, tranquility, or integrity as a human being because, quite frankly, they can’t be trusted.
No matter what you do as a Catholic, chances are it will be a sin, in which case you have to go confess to the strange man behind the curtain inside the wooden box known as a confessional. Yeah, it’s fine and well as a youngster but as you grow older, it just seems pretty creepy.
Growing up Catholic can be confusing and frustrating, and it’s apparent that Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys was in the same boat when he penned this classic tune.
“It’s A Sin” (1987)
Yeah, this song pretty much describes me. At least in the eyes of the Catholic church.
Faith No More – “Falling to Pieces”: Because sometimes, I feel just like that.
Missing Persons – “Words”: “I might as well go up and talk to a wall…” Amen, Dale, amen.