This is why Christianity doesn’t work:

When Polish student Michael Gromek, 19, went to America on a student exchange, he found himself trapped in a host family of Christian fundamentalists. What followed was a six-month hell of dawn church visits and sex education talks as his new family tried to banish the devil from his soul. Here’s his story.

“When I got out of the plane in Greensboro in the US state of North Carolina, I would never have expected my host family to welcome me at the airport, wielding a Bible, and saying, ‘Child, our Lord sent you half-way around the world to bring you to us.’ At that moment I just wanted to turn round and run back to the plane.”

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I was raised Catholic (ostensibly). I went to Sunday school for a while (which was actually on a Tuesday) and was baptized and had communion, but never went so far as being Confirmed, or dealing with the sexually charged world of the innocent alter boy. My interest pretty much feel off from there, leaving me completely in high school. For all of the obvious issues with Catholicism, you can say one thing for sure: considering all the pomp and circumstance, it’s definitely holy.

Christianity, on the other hand, gives me the heebie-jeebies on top of the goosebumps I already have just from the concept of “religion”. ADG was (is?) a Christian, and although she was normal and open-minded, the few times I went to church with her out of misguided support left me scarred. I’m sure I don’t have to explain how weird it is to witness supposedly blessed people be so judgmental of others, fervent to the point of fainting, and just the general feeling of walking into the Twilight Zone… and not in a cool way.

This is why I choose instead to worship The Hoff.

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