Day 19: What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?
Religion - I have a funny history with religion. When I was younger, I was kind of obsessed with it. I've read the Bible from cover to cover and when I was younger and depressed, religion kind of saved me. However, I've always held unconventional beliefs for a Christian - for example, I believe in reincarnation and I don't believe in Heaven or Hell. My parents were always super cool with my unconventional beliefs - I think they just wanted me to believe in God, everything else was unimportant.
When I grew up, though, I stopped identifying as Christian or going to church. I'm still very spiritual - I believe in God strongly and that phe (God is genderless to me) touches everything I do. I still enjoy going to church on Easter Sunday and I believe in some tenets of Christianity, but in general I do my own thing and hope for the best.
Politics - I am the least political smart person you will ever meet. I just really don't care about politics at all, even though I know I should. I'm definitely more liberal than anything else - I love gays and civil rights and fluffy bunnies and all of that. Fiscally, I don't know anything about anything, so I don't really know what to identify as. I vote when it's important, but that may not be every single election cycle (::shameface::). I think it boils down to the fact that I don't trust politicians, for one. It's a dirty business and even the best of them have to play the game to some extent. To add to that, I'm a person who resists having strong opinions about most things, so I'm easily swayed by political debate. Sometimes I get saddened by the fact that I just don't care and I'm not extremely knowledgeable about the issues, but then I know that it's just not something I'm interested in. I know it's not hip to be apathetic, but I can be sometimes. Sad, but true.