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(Excerpted from a response to a friend's LJ post about her nightmares last night)

I woke up before 8am with a nightmare, too. It was a mixture of work anxiety and parking anxiety, as near as I can remember... Parking anxiety. I couldn't remember where I'd parked my car, I might have been towed, might have left my car somewhere with the keys still in it, I don't know... And I was trying to take the T. Only it wasn't the T, it was ... a vaguely familiar subway system, that I think I'd seen before in my dreams. But it's not real... I think it was mostly a reaction to having a headache while asleep, though. :-/

I went on to talk about the way religion and family seem to interact with my friends. One friend is getting grief from family members for a conversion, and another is worried about the reaction from family for an interfaith relationship. Two sides of the same coin, in my book, really. Except there's a lot of it out there, I think, a lot of religious ties. Mixed allegiances, maybe?

I guess it's the case with everyone... except me. My parents fought that battle for me. Interracial, interfaith marriage wasn't unheard of in 1969, but it still couldn't have been easy. And they raised me pretty much agnostic, and for that I'm so grateful. Putting religious preconceptions in a child's mind too early seems cruel to me, now. Taking away their choice as an adult, their ability to judge religious issues with any semblance of rationality.

That was a cool CD... I hope that live album Edie Carey was talking about last night happens; this goes back to my little rant about all these artists' CDs having bands on them... It's hard to connect these big production songs to the live voice-and-guitar-only versions I heard first and fell in love with. That's odd, she seems to have some lighter hair on the cover of her CDs, but last night she was definitely a dark-haired beauty. I hope they capture that look on her next CD cover. Done with the new CDs (yes, I've been awake that long), time to go to the radio.

Whoa. Great Big Sea is getting radio play. That's pretty cool. The song's ok, too. It's no "Ordinary Day," but it'll do. :) Plus the announcer said "I love these guys" when introducing the song, so it must be good, right?

And now Neil Young is butchering "Imagine." Oh well, out of new CDs, out of radio... Time to go shower and see if that helps me shake off this headache.

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chaiya
Feb. 10th, 2002 07:10 am (UTC)
Putting religious preconceptions in a child's mind too early seems cruel to me, now. Taking away their choice as an adult, their ability to judge religious issues with any semblance of rationality.

On the other hand, studies have shown that people who don't have a sense of religion and spirituality before the age of 13 don't tend to ever develop one. I have a number of friends who could benefit from a well-founded belief in a higher power. I don't think "having religion" is dangerous -- it's only what some people decide to *DO* with the ideas that can get seriously bad. Personally, I plan to raise my children Jewish until they're old enough to decide what they want for themselves. I want them to have the option to be religious, if they want, and they can always decide later not to. Sounds like I'm in for a tough ride.

That's odd, she seems to have some lighter hair on the cover of her CDs, but last night she was definitely a dark-haired beauty.

I believe Edie's natural hair color is a dark brown, and she occasionally dyes it lighter with blonde streaks. But yes, she is a beauty. :)
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