On Monday I went to hospital for a minor procedure and the nurse who was filling in the form asked me for my Religion. My husband and I laughed and said, that is a very interesting question. As the poor nurse was trying to get my forms filled in so they could do this work I didn’t immediately launch into an hour long discussion on the topic. So we ended up putting down ‘no religion’.
That felt so, so wrong to me, but seen as though shortly afterwards I fainted, it wasn’t the biggest concern there and then – I am really rubbish in hospitals.
I guess there are terms, which suit – kind of- but five minutes on wikipedia unleashes a whole raft of terms, all of which seem quite cold and clinical and not quite right.
So, I guess for now I remain a Jen-ist (spiritual, buddhist, god/ess is all around/in, animistic-y and a few other things), but the hospital forms don’t have that as a box they can tick…….