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Reverend Zim_ulator grunts: the spiritual origin story
Glancing over C. S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters, I consider the how religion and/or faith manifests itself in a person's life. As a child, I embraced my Catholicism. I was a bit more drawn to things spiritual than my peers until I was 14 or so, when my grip slowly loosened over time. I attended a Catholic high school and was considered a Catholic in good standing, but my belief in Catholicism as the true or truest way, in much of the doctrine and dogma, was fading. Nevertheless, spirituality was an integral part of my life.
My limited knowledge of Protestantism made me question the need of an intermediary between God and myself (I still believed in what monotheists call God at this time. I reevaluated ideas like vows of chastity for clergy, inequality of the sexes and others. Through university, reading and attending services, I zeroed in on Zen Buddhism and began to practice. My thinking sharpened, informed by practice, psychology, philosophy. I questioned attributes of God versus my upbringing, the veracity of Christianity in part or whole, indeed if God exists at all beyond the ideas of people.
As a few years passed, I became less and less settled on any one faith (or not faith, for that matter) until I met some local Baha'is through a set of seemingly inspired events. I suppose the world tales on a different hue when you're itching to act in the name of spiritual progress. At the time I was planning our wedding, and with the folly of youth, we decided to marry in the Catholic Church as a gesture of respect for our families. As it turns out, it was much less important to either of our parents than we believed. Because my wife was divorced, the Church required a minor clusterfuck of us, with documentation and the like. Also, I was torn between my desire to become a Baha'i and risking denial of a Church wedding. I developed a hostility toward the Church that lasted perhaps 15 years.
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I am an ordained minister (Universal Church of the Apathetic Agnostic and the Church of the Latter Day Dude AKA Dudeism), Bachelor of Mathematics, Master of Spiritual Reengineering, Doctor of Naturopathy, Special and General Relativity enthusiast, cosmology with magic underwear, badger-provoking. Bitten by a radioactive leprechaun in 1960, I have super powers that only work in zero gravity.
I lived in Okinawa for a number of years, switching religions 7 times, and political parties 3 times. I went to university and studied Motobu Ryu, a martial art which became the name of a reptile I owned some 17 years later.
I went to Massachusetts, went to university, did some interesting and unrelated jobs, culminating in a career in software systems development for the energy business.
Nowadays, I am living off the grid, assuming the identity of Reverend Zim_ulator or Gruntled when I need to get my message out to the world. You see, God, or somebody, talks to me when no one else is around, and the first thing I was told was to write the stuff I hear in various subversive intraweb publications.
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