I have been thinking about The Census that is being taken at the moment. It seems that we are not free to express our beliefs openly, and instead we will have to confirm to an existing label in order to have our beliefs recognised. I rebel against that idea. Instead, where the form asks for me to define my belief structure I have come up with a few terms that I am considering some options for the “Any other religion, write in” box.
Here are my suggestions, perhaps one will strike a chord with you too:-
- Evangelical Etherist – someone who preaches to others about the invisible energies and enjoys laughing gas.
- Virtual Neo-Druid – not quite at the stage of being a fully-fledged modern druid, and possibly may not exist either.
- Hedonistic Pantheist – someone who really enjoys believing that Nature is a living force that pervades all things. May involve nudity. May contain nuts.
- Pagan Ele-Mentalist – follows the old ways, believes in at least four divisions of Nautre, and may be mentally unstable.
You may have to write in the margins with those. Only a bit of fun, because we shouldn’t take these things too seriously.