Growing up in the south as I did, most of the religion that I was exposed to was Southern Baptist. Church on Sundays with my Aunt, sometimes on Wednesday evenings with supper to follow, some youth stuff, and occasional picnics. I was just not really aware of other religions and how they operate.

I got a quick introduction in my early twenties however. My wife and her entire family are Catholic. It’s an entirely different way of life to be a Catholic. Even the catholic bible is different than the one I grew up reading. Southern Baptists spend a lit of time reading, re-reading their dog eared pages. Catholics handle their bibles extremely reverently, and except for the few priests that I used to know pretty well, treat them with much more pomp and dignity than I have seen before.

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