And I kind of want to take a second to clear things up.
I went to Young Life pretty often sophomore year, back when I was exploring my faith a little bit. I wasn’t sure what I believed or what I wanted to believe, but it was a nice place where I could hang out with friends and learn a little bit of what I didn’t already know. I ended up having a problem with some of the people who went, so instead of making a big deal out of it I sort of just stopped going. As time went on I realized that I’m not at all interested in being religious. It’s very honestly not for me. Religion means literally nothing to me personally, and while this comes as a surprise to many people, I’m really truly happy for people who can put their faith in a God. I’m sure it’s really lovely having something that keeps you going. Regardless of my, or anyone else’s religious faith for that matter, Young Life remains a place where I think just about anyone can feel comfortable. While I’d like to think it’s faith driven (but technically I don’t know how they’d like it defined) what I get out of Young Life is a sense of acceptance. You can forget about school, or who you’re friends with, or anything that happened that day and just have fun for a few hours. To the kids who feel you have to be “religious” to either enjoy, or attend something like that, I’m truly sorry. If I, and not just me but ANYONE for that matter is lucky enough to be invited to a place in an amazing environment, with amazing people and an amazing message, well fuck, I’d say that’s pretty cool. I don’t understand what my personal beliefs have to do with the way people look at me when it’s not like I’m imposing them on anyone, and especially not anyone in the club.
I don’t know. People can be so judgmental.
So um yeah. I sorta feel like I’m providing an outsider’s opinion, if anyone values it. I like Young Life. End rant.