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The proper place for being religious

I know of some people who never miss to mention God in whatever way they can. It like being obsessed with God that sometimes I get the impression that it is hypocrisy already. Being born and raised as a devout Catholic, I believe that there is a place and time for everything and that includes God. Mentioning God all the time would project a crazy mind that we look like being detached from the real world. Particularly those fundamentalists who say they talk to God all the time, I wonder if God had talked back to them.


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    I know what you mean. I used to get very irritated when people would do that, most especially people who would say they were "blessed". I felt like, what, your blessed? So I'm not? Or aren't we all? All that kind of talk seems very Baptist or non-denominational Christian to me, like bragging about their special place with God.

    Now I live in a different area with more Catholics, and I really love when they mention God. It is never mentioned in a bragging way, but more in a humble thankful way, or mentioning of submission to his will. This type of talk I find really heartwarming and I feel much more connected to these people who speak of God in a meek and humble way. 
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    I'll never get tired of saying God and talking about him and praising him because that's what God wants me to do. I want God to be a part of my life and I am thankful for everything that comes my way - be it a blessing or a challenge. That is not hypocrisy at all. God is never in a box or in a certain time frame - He is everywhere.  It's not just the fundamentalists that do that. Catholic renewal and charismatic groups do that, too. 
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