this is a very personal series for me. it was a way for me to vent my frustrations with religions in general, but with a strong focus on the catholic religion i was made to adopt as a child. it is about the frustration and hypocrisy i saw when i was in church, catechism, confirmation. the fear, anger, intolerance. i have always felt chained by religion, and my faith was drawn out of fear from the hands of an angry god, fear of that which i cannot control. when i grew older and it became clear to me that i had no faith in any higher power, any diety, the chains tightned. i grew up in conservative/religious pocket of southern california. it is not cool to be an atheist, but i have never been cool, so i do not know why that bothered me. but when the subject of religion came up i never really gave a straight answer. i somehow convinced myself that i would not be accepted for this difference, even though apparantly it was pretty obvious to those who really knew me. but i am proud now. of who i am , and what i do and do not belive in. i am not scared or ashamed. if people don't like me or want to hire me because i do not fit exactly into the mold they want me to, then they do not matter.