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Old 17-Nov-2012, 05:22 AM (05:22)     1        45638
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snoopy 1 The choice or preference of "religion"

Recently I was in a hospital for outpatient surgery. The admission papers included the usual question about preference or choice. But this time it was phrased as choice of philosophy, or was it life philosophy? (Memory doesn't always serve.)

So I dutifully entered neither none or atheism but my fave quote from Amy Tan: If you can't change your life change your attitude.

Nobody said anything at all. I wonder if they even looked.
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Well, someone will eventually look when they go to enter the information in for your insurance. And if they're worth anything at all, that's a quote that will make them smile!
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Later, too late as usual, I thought I should have entered "The Church of Dog."
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Woof woof. Would your church mascot be a Saint Bernard, haha. But seriously folks, I'm surprised they still ask the question. The hospital I work at doesn't ask about a persons religion, but only asks if they would like the pastoral services staff to visit them. Frankly I don't want my doctor thinking "we'll if I screw up they'll go to heaven."
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Cool idea. Probably a statue on a side altar at least if not the main one of a Saint Bernard with full keg which with offerings would dispense fine brandy.
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"The Church of Dog, of the Latter Day Saints Bernard."
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Once in a while people enter "human" for race. I like it.
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haha i remeber being asked that question and said shamanism after a conversation with ignorant people the put down atheism/none and i shrugged because it summed up my theistic position.
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Several years ago, when I began doctoring for my heart condition, I had to take a trip to the ER. And of course, part of the process was that they sent a woman to question me about a lot of things, including religion. When she asked I said Unitarian, which was technically true even though I hadn't been attending for a while.

She asked----"Oh, what religion is that?" I replied Unitarian Universalist.

"OH OK then".

She had no remote clue, and just left.
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