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Re: Your Secret Religious Throwbacks
« Reply #30 on: January 01, 2013, 12:14:32 am »
Does loving "Greensleeves" count? If it's the regular version and not the Christian version? I'm...a bit of a sucker for that song if you get someone with a beautiful british-irish voice singing it...
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Re: Your Secret Religious Throwbacks
« Reply #31 on: January 01, 2013, 12:17:51 am »
I love Emerson, Lake & Palmer's cover of Jerusalem.

In fact, when that one child in the choir sang this tune in the beginning of the 2012 Summer Olympics (London), I automatically thought of their cover...

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Re: Your Secret Religious Throwbacks
« Reply #32 on: January 01, 2013, 12:30:21 am »
Wasn't raised Jewish in any way, but I like to hum Shalom Aleichem.

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Re: Your Secret Religious Throwbacks
« Reply #33 on: January 01, 2013, 05:14:54 am »
I forgot about one thing.

Despite the fact that it was steeped in religious fundamentalism, I still look back on my baptism with fondness.  More so because I asked to be baptized and didn't have it foisted on me.  (Since it was non-liturgical protestant, baptism was done with being essentially dunked into water.)
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Re: Your Secret Religious Throwbacks
« Reply #34 on: January 01, 2013, 05:27:12 am »
I think that, on some subconscious level, I still fear hell, god, Satan, etc., despite not consciously believing in any of it. Kind of like how horror films about ghosts and various monsters can be scary even though you know they're not real, but on a deeper level due to having had it engrained in me as young child. I also sometimes still get the urge to pray if I'm in a shitty situation, largely for the same reasons.

It's kind of weird, having this dissonance between my rational mind and the irrational, emotional part of me.
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Re: Your Secret Religious Throwbacks
« Reply #35 on: January 01, 2013, 11:33:33 am »
I listen to a lot of old religious music, and I still have my Sacred Heart statuette.

The Catholic Church bothers me deeply, but it has some cool art.

I also say "Bless her/him" a lot, which is sort of a throwback to my Southern roots more than my religious upbringing, but it's kind of hard to separate one from the other.
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Re: Your Secret Religious Throwbacks
« Reply #36 on: January 01, 2013, 01:14:25 pm »
When I was in Florida, I was the only atheist there. People actually asked me--in all seriousness, trying not to offend me and just being nice--if I minded or was offended at people saying 'bless you' when I sneezed. I'd never been asked that before and of course it doesn't bother me, since it's just part of the vernacular. But I thought it was really sweet that they were trying to make sure they didn't make me uncomfortable.

Ah Florida... The more north you go the more southern it gets.

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Re: Your Secret Religious Throwbacks
« Reply #37 on: January 01, 2013, 04:51:39 pm »
I still enjoy humming the old hymn, "Gladly, the Cross-Eyed Bear."
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