My religion is Catholic. I was raised into it and I am okay with it. The reason I say that is because at a point in my life I was all for it and following its ways. Then I grew older had more responsibilities and different views on what I kept on my priority list. Religion started to drop to the bottom of my list. I am not saying that I have parted from it completely but in a way my devotion to it is at a minimal. Religion to me is an important basis to growing up at least for me it played a role and it helped shaped me to be the way I am.
To me religion was a form to keep me in line. It taught me right from wrong, good from bad, and understand what to do when I didn’t understand in my younger years. But once I grew older and asked more questions some that never came to be answered because the answer was to “complex” that is when I became distant from religion but never lost the faith. I believe that faith is what gives me a sense of being able to know where I came from and where I “fit in” sort of speaking.
That is why I have no extreme problem with my religion or my church. Also by having heard this controversy on contraceptives and the healthcare law I really didn’t care to listen to it. My reason is because it is all based on certain beliefs or ways of some. For a fact I never had a problem I can see both sides but in my church there is a group of youth that focus on giving information to the public of contraceptives as a healthcare precaution. Obviously they don’t emphasize on birth control or anything of that nature but make it close enough to make their point on STDs and any other outcome in engaging in sexual activities. Therefore to this controversy I think it is being blown out of proportion. In my opinion I believe no matter whether it is a religious (church) employer and the federal regulation is brought down the employer must give its employees its right to contraceptives and what is dictated thru the healthcare law. Religious officials do not make the laws that are given to the people so they should not try to break or deviate from them. No matter what they say this is a new era where people are doing what they want, how they want, and when they want. The choice is the people at the end they will be suffering the consequences to their actions but giving them options can be a form of preventing unwanted results.