Dear Sarah Darer Littman,
Choosing what religion you're going to belong to is a scary thought. There are so many religions and how they act, what they eat, and how they celebrate it made me think - Am I in the right religion? Then I thought would my parents be mad at me if I even thought about changing my religion?
With all these questions running though my head and no answers made me furious. Just when I thought I'd never get the answers, I read Confessions of a Closet Catholic. Then I read how Jussy had the same questions as me. Finding out that I'm not alone with the whole religion thing made me feel relieved. This book answered my questions and it changed my whole perspective on how I thought about religion.
Religion isn't just a place where your parents dropped you in, and said this is where your supposed to be. Still the question is in my mind - What would it be like if a belonged to a different religion? When my parents said everything to me about being a Lutheran I believe them as only as a kid could. When Jussy went to her friend Mack's Catholic Church and she didn't fit in, well that's how I felt when I went to my friends Catholic Church. In my friends church I didn't fit in. It was like I was on a tall tree and it was falling straight to the ground. In the end, just like Jussy, I knew I was in the right church.