While leaving Christianity, I was fascinated by Hinduism (see my post here). It was more of an academic interest (though later I did Yoga). And also perhaps I was inordinately enamored at the thrill of using Hinduism as a signal to my former Christian friends that I was truly a heretic. Though at first, I hid my heresy, by the time I moved to Minneapolis I had learned to embrace being a heretic.
My apartment complex in Minneapolis sat next to a sports stadium — a good site to display heresy. One day I decided to climb one of the large poles supporting a stadium spot light to tape a large poster of Krishna so that anyone could see from my apartment complex. What was I thinking? Almost no one seeing the poster would know what it was a picture of, and the poles were deadly high. Yet putting that krishna poster high up on that pole was immensely satisfactory. Any theories why?
Question to readers: Please tell me I am not the only person you know with a history of such stupidity.