On to today's post... A tremendous honor was bestowed upon me this week. I've been asked to sponsor someone who is getting their Confirmation in June. The confirmee (I know that's not a word!) is one of my oldest & closest friends. He is like a brother to me. When we were kids his mother had some issues with the Church which led to her pulling her sons out of religious instructions so my friend was never confirmed. He has decided to do it now because his kids have been going through religious instructions & he feels like a hypocrite telling them they must do this when he hasn't. I grew up in a very strict Catholic household. As an adult I've had some issues with the Catholic Church. The whole Priest sex abuse scandal rocked me pretty good since a Priest attempted to play with me when I was 14. I lived with the guilt of knocking a Priest down for years even though that was my only option to get away. Thank God I did. Anyway, since the scandal came to light I decided not to be a practicing Catholic anymore. I still have Catholicism based beliefs, I just don't support the Catholic Church. So with that in mind I would never do what my friend is doing but of course I support him 1000% & will be there for him on his big day. My question is this. Do you think getting confirmed for your kids sake is a good enough reason to get confirmed? Also, getting off topic a little... what do you think of Churches whether it's Catholic or something else? There just seems to be so many different types of Churches these days. I don't remember so many when I was a kid. Do you think so many different denominations are needed? If so, why? I look forward to your comments here.