|| Susan’s Rant – Week
of February 1st
Believe It Or Not
I grew up in a house divided between an ex-Mormon Greek/Native American
father and a devout Presbyterian off-the boat Korean mother. My family
was very ‘Heinz
57,’ a little bit of everything. My father told me the horrible stories
of having to go to his cult/church meetings four times a week when he was growing
up. At age 18, he left the Mormon Church to join another cult called the
In the early 1900’s, the Christian mercenaries/missionaries went
to Korea with a better marketing plan of converting the locals than those
Amway sales reps. My mother accepted Jesus Christ as her lord and
savior in middle school. She really took it seriously, and did
not have sex until she was married. At least, that is what she
told my father.
When I was child, my mother told me that I need to
be a better Christian.
‘Susan, good Christians are
nice to everyone, even if you know they are going to burn in hell,
like the 'gays and Jews.' My Republican
My father, on the other hand, left his religion when he
joined the Army and served in Vietnam. He always berated my mother
for going to church on Sunday and having her church group over
to our house. However,
I could always count on my father to have a positive outlook.
‘Kid, I don’t believe in all that religion
was forced to go to church for 18 years and grew to hate it.
But, if your mother wants to invite her church group with good-looking
Oriental girls to the house, then your old man can be born-again.’ My
On any Sunday growing up, in the kitchen
my mother would be singing songs (in Korean) with her church
group while my father was in the living room watching re-runs of ‘M*A*S*H’. What
I learned from my childhood about religion is that I love old
TV programs and hanging out with all different types of people,
even if some will burn in hell.
Click here to see an archive of Susan's previous
TM & Copyright 2004 - 2006 Susan Alexander Productions LLC.
All Rights Reserved.