I don’t often post about religion, faith, spirituality or belief systems. I’m a big believer in each to their own and if you want to believe in a god or gods – or goddesses – that is entirely up to you and I will not criticise your beliefs. I choose not to believe, and am suspicious of all organised religion.
Today I finished the mental health assessment with the very nice IHTT lady, which included a section on spirituality. It was important for me to specify that I am anti religion, that faith based interventions by mental health professionals is not something I would want and which could make me worse. And also to say that I follow my own spiritual path which isn’t based on any form of religion or worship.
Fortunately, the section on spirituality wasn’t a tick box so I was able to make my views clear. I also hedged my bets slightly – I might be wrong and religion might be right, who knows? – and concluded with “Further information will be available via ouija board post mortem”.
I’m not sure the system would be able to cope with my answers so it’s a good job I completed the forms as a diversion technique rather than officially. But they were – still are – an excellent distraction from everything else I have going on. And they might make interesting reading for my team.