August 2, 2015
I have determined that there is a cosmic conspiracy to keep me out of church. If there isn’t an egotistical pastor preaching long past the point where people are paying attention, there’s a choir/band that feels that it is the prime focus of the service, or an organist who makes listening to the music hell because s/he tries to get fancy with the key changes mid-verse. (The key-change thing is kind of like listening to somebody crashing the gears in the car and expecting you to think they’re a great driver.)
Of course, I could just go and listen to the Gospel and be spiritual; but it’s hard when the people in charge of making you feel spiritual are so wrapped up in showing off that they forget why people go to church in the first place.