Why does it bother my sister so much that I’m an atheist? She knows I’ve never been religious and it was pretty obvious to everyone around me that I was drifting further and further away from the church. I enjoyed Sunday School, because all we did was play and colour pictures from the bible. I remember a certain picture, and a certain smell of the paper, from when I was really young. I had to have been about five years old, and the scene in the picture was so peaceful. Children and sheep sitting at the feet of a man in a white robe as we sat under a tree. No, actually, it was a picture in a book we were reading; the pages were glossy and colourful.
The soft religions, like the protestants for example, aren’t so much a religion as they are a social club, and a business. Unfortunately, they’re small businesses and are having a tough time surviving against the big guys.