Born Roman Catholic, fell away. Reverted back in 1997 and haven't looked back since =)
Doing lots of work in youth minisitry here in Ottawa and will be joining the Third Order of St. Francis within the next year or so. And maintaining a devotion to the Blessed Sacrament by goign to Adoration for at least an hour a week.
And founded/leading the Enigma Force, which is a related but different story altogether.
Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul the II)....pray for us.
They gotta bring these back!!!: "talk to the hand because the man don't understand." - "The Crippler" Chris Benoit "...and that is the LAST WORD." - "The Big Nasty" Paul Wight and of course: "Don't hate the playa...HATE THE GAME~!" - WCW World Champion Booker T
That is, I have no idea whether or not there's any deity up there, and I don't think there's any way to find out. I choose to live my life as if there is no God. He may be out there, and that's cool, it just ain't for me.
If you cornered me and forced me to pick a religion, I think I'd go Taoist.
Those of you in the UMC KNOW how out of your way you have to avoid church in order to be a LAPSED Methodist. ;-)
Totally different experience for me. I got a letter from the "reverend" telling me that since I wasn't attending regularly and not tithing properly, that my membership was revoked. So, basically, they kicked me out. I was in college at the time, living in another city, so it wasn't like I could show up every Sunday. So, I became a lapsed Methodist fairly quickly.
I think the closest I can come to describing myself is a spiritually seeking agnostic. I was raised ELCA Lutheran, and thought very seriously about going to seminary, but decided I would have some conflict of interest in being a pastor teaching a variety of specific doctrines that while I believe in the spirit of, I don't actually believe. While I understand that most pastors have to come to terms with a few issues of that sort, most of mine revolve around the Christ story and I figured that might be more of a problem than usual in the long run.
I'm currently working on an Anthropology degree with a minor in Religious Studies, my focus in general being religion in the United States. I love religion and I think over all it is a very good thing, and I believe that it is a huge part of culture that bleeds over into every other aspect of life.
Non-Denominational, Non-Charismatic, Communion every week, baptism by immersion, and post-modern Christian Church. (Although by us and the ND Churches of Christ saying we are non-denominational doesn't that kinda make us denominational?)
My favorite was when Christopher Reeve came out on stage in a pink bunny suit...he said something to the effect that since everyone saw him in a costume in the movies, it was nice for him to finally wear his normal clothes for once. Absolutely brilliant....