I would dare say this isnt "almost ot," this is so far off topic as to be borderline instantaneous locked thread ...nothing works folks up more than discussion of politics and religion. Not complaining, just saying that this probably isnt a good place to discuss this topic. Do not be surprised if it gets shut down rather quickly.
That being said, remember that everything that has been written, said, or taught about religion has been done so by man. Attending church does not make you any better of a person than someone who rarely attends, nor does giving up an entire day, and thinking there is something you "must" do (other than be a "good" person and revere the holy) IMHO simply makes you a hypocrite.
Yes, I would say I am more religious than most. Yes, I do attend regularly. No, I do not give up an entire day. Relaxation and family time for me typically equals time in the shop or working around the house or yard, and I believe that is the essence of what various religions preach regarding a holy day - religion, family, and personal relaxation/reflection.
Last edited by justanengineer; 04-01-2012 at 10:26 PM.
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