Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Religious Nerd

“Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?'” This quote is from John Green in the above video. This quote reminded me back to religion, as in the comments of a video I saw many months ago about a person’s religious practices, someone commented how the video creator is a “religious nerd”.

With many in the West notably being Christian, you would think many would read their religious texts. Sadly, Christian’s have a reputation for not reading the Bible, or if they have, cherry picking what is within the Bible. Surely being a “religious nerd” is a good thing if a religious belief being held. It shows understanding of one’s religious texts or of others religious beliefs.

It’s also one thing to have religious beliefs, yet it is another to understand what is within the texts of one’s own religion. In this sense, if even a single thing within a religion is not practiced regardless if a minority or majority does so, it can easily be made fun of. Laziness is likely the cause of practices being unattended to, yet it isn’t an excuse to leave religious obligations behind. Having a reason to not practice a certain thing from a religion is an excuse, where it wouldn’t be a surprise to me if there is someone out in the world who didn’t realize this.

When it comes to discussing religion it isn’t the most popular of subjects to talk about within my age demographic, yet sex itself is a lot more popular. Probably due to the fact that people in their late teens and young adulthood sex is more considered more important than religion. People in their late teens and early adulthood when talking about religion usually state their religious belief in a sentence, typically stating something along the lines of “I belong to this religion.” That would be it. A shallow conversation compared to how long people can talk to each other without stopping.

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