I was baptized as Roman Catholic.
Since I’m a Lola’s (a.k.a. Grandmother) girl (click here to read Lola’s girl article), I often mimic my Grandmother’s “religious routines”. However, when I was in (Catholic) High School, I started to feel uneasy with certain Roman Catholic practices such as praying to the statues, dipping the finger to the “holy water”, using the rosary to “chant” repetitive “prayers”, etc.
It was this time when my quest for the “ultimate sect” began… I joined various church services such as the Victory Church, Jesus is Lord, and Protestant Church. I’ve also researched on the practices of Jehovah’s Witnesses and Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ). The journey helped me understand their customs… but I can’t seem to shake off the fact that a missing piece of the puzzle is yet to be found.
Few years later, a friend lend me a book called National Sunday Law. Before I know it, I’ve finally connected most of the dots.
I started attending (not regularly though) the Seventh Day Adventist Church service held during Saturday as well as joining some of their activities.
Furthermore, I also tried Buddhism (click here to read related article -> Kwan Yim Temple) and still do soul-searching every now and then (click here to read Detoxification article).
At the end of the day, there’s no such thing as “ultimate sect” or religion. That’s my two cents. All the same, respect is the key. Whatever you believe in, just keep the faith.