My Spiritual/Religious Altar: The Dude or El Duderino: if you’re not into the whole brevity thing. If you click the link you’ll be taken to Dudeism.com which pretty much speaks for itself. Zen Cat: I’m not a capital B Buddhist, but I am largely aligned with the beliefs that Siddhartha originated. I believe that life is primarily a challenge where suffering is natural and cannot be eliminated. I believe that we must find balance in all things to achieve inner peace and enlightenment. Buddy Christ: I was raised as a Protestant Christian. My dad was actually a Baptist Minister for a few years, so my youth was bathed in the messages of Christianity, for better or worse. Also, my extended family is Christian. I like the tongue in cheek nature of Buddy Christ, and I personally believe Jesus would have thought it was hilarious. I take from Christianity what I like. I think the current state of Christianity is abhorrent and is more interested in perpetuating the success of its religion than living according to the teachings of Jesus. In many respects if you want to live according to Jesus, you should do the opposite of what many modern Christians do. This is really sad. Also Jesus really didn’t give a fuck if you were gender non-conforming. He preceded Lady Gaga by 2,000 years when he said: “For there are eunuchs who were born that way, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others—and there are those who choose to live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.” Matthew 19:12 NIV Sekmhet: “In Egyptian mythology, Sekhmet was originally the warrior goddess as well as goddess of healing for Upper Egypt. She is depicted as a lioness, the fiercest hunter known to the Egyptians. It was said that her breath formed the desert. She was seen as the protector of the pharaohs and led them in warfare.” I picked this statue up the other day. This bad-ass is the symbol of me going back to fight for my kids. Look out!