He told me I had a very special and unique perspective on God, and did not see any reason to keep me an outsider. I was happy because this meant two things. First, I could now get married in a Catholic church, which is the most peaceful and serene thing I have done in my life. Second, I could feel better about dying and going to heaven, because that apparently was "key" to heaven and I was doing all this goody goody shit for no reason at all. That always bothered me, being baptized in order to gain access to heaven, it was like I needed a VIP to get inside the Viper room of the after-life. Aw, come on, can't I just live a good wholesome decent life and not rape or murder someone because I can?
For the record, I am as about as Catholic, according to the rules, as an Orange is an Apple because it fell into the same fruit basket. But I do follow most of its history. Not because some asshole in a dress tells me so, but because my heart guides me here and its not been wrong so far.