I was in 2nd grade, maybe a year older or younger I don’t remember, I was on a school field trip that my mom had volunteered to chaperone for. I don’t know exactly where we went or even really what we did; I just remember one specific part. We watched a video about space and the big bang, I was thrilled. I loved space, I loved everything I learned it made so much sense to me I didn’t want it to end, I wanted to learn more. As we were filtering out the theater my mom uneasily asked me how I liked it. Of course I went on and on about how interesting it was that that is how we started and that…. No… I was cut off..
Mom: “Well Katie you know we don’t believe in that right?
Me: “We don’t?”
Mom: “No we believe in the story of creation, that god created Adam and eve.”
This was very disappointing for me to hear. I thought what science had come up with was way more interesting then this religious crap I was dragged to every Sunday.
Me: “ well maybe god made the big bang.”
Mom: “No Katie, we as Catholics don’t believe that.”