Is it normal to be a full-on methodist?

There's no prediction of my future religions, but because it's not against my desires (after changing religions in my experiment of right religions for over a year umpteen times) I think I'll stick to Methodist, I'm keeping it simple: just to follow the religion of my father, Brian Story, and Angelici which I followed for over a year now. For one thing it doesn't interfere with my belief in science, for another it's rational and logical (which I like), and my Dad himself is a rational/reasonable person (moderate with everything, I can't take his shit about my extremes from his moderate views, e.g. if I choose to be radical in my views), Dad's against that but by choice and since the 1980s I choose to be an extremist. On the other hand the religion is easy and simple: plain clothes, that is, without gold, laces, ruffles, high headdresses, or costly apparel in general (but that clothing to match my Methodist system I'm buying on the internet is over $80, and that's as inexpensive as I could possibly get without tweeds, tartans, or anything more expensive or anything fancy, furthermore I gave up Puritanism and switched to another Calvinist sect because I like playing golf and soccer and if I can't play ball sports, I'm out! Also I like bowling, what I don't like is gambling, and I don't like too many restrictions on sex, drinking, games, etc, but as with the theatre I'll never go there again, oh yeah, I don't have to marry to have sex, I can do pornography if I want, this religion is better because it allows me my freedom), I like this particular sect because it makes no fuss on clothing to the extremes of Puritanism, which means silver would be appropriate (loopholes!), and from now on, similar to Puritanism only less strict, no gambling, card-playing, raffles, horse-racing, cockfights, attending the theatre, dancing (in both ballrooms and frolics), which is the condemning of worldly habits (whereas Puritans call them secular entertainments), and I accept God as three persons (the Trinity), and all that. I chose this specifically because 1. my Dad's a Methodist (and not so much a strict one), 2. I want to believe in it more than him, and 3. because it's better and less restrictive than Puritanism (which long ago I have been for a while), the Puritans can't wear silver, I find that totally unnecessary, and also, I'm not allowed to drink spirits or sell them (Dad never drinks spirits), hence me and Dad's consumption of a beery home brew (by the Methodist Dad himself, which by the way, isn't contrary to the rules), yes, Methodists drink alcohol, they even drink wine, just not spirits like rum, whisky and gin, I accidentally studied this restriction, but that's OK, because it's not playing the game of controlling your every move. I don't think this is spiritual, it's more like John Wesley is the boss and wanted to boss the church around, but not with so many restrictions, as of Puritanism which I think is a religion and isn't spiritual. Methodism is more spiritual, as it is concerning Jesus Christ and his teaching of morals, some of which I don't agree with because I want special clothes, and I eat sagely, e.g. healthy food, not because of Methodism but because I want to live longer, furthermore I should worry about what I eat because I need (not religiously) whole grains, brown rice, less salt, eggs very occasionally and unsalted nuts (I partially invented this diet through my experience and reflection, and because the internet doesn't understand that eating all the foods it suggests isn't healthy in itself), hence, before I went Methodist and still today, I don't eat salted nuts, and I moderate the amount of sweeteners and have sugar occasionally and white rice and cooked nuts very occasionally, but as concerns Methodism I want to look like a good, 'cleansed' person, and not one of sin, and Christians doing the sins would make me angry, but not in the special case of the Mormon who changed into a Jehovah's Witness, in which case is for him a better religion, and I'm angry with him, contrariwise that he makes all those restrictions like politeness, not doing this and that, and that I'm "hurting his brain" when Christianity is none of those restrictions, it's not about being good, is any of this normal?

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  • Too much to read. I have been a crystal methodist for many years and its not bad

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    • Get busy, child!

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    • Don't be silly, Methodist means it's a method, nothing to do with meth of any kind. Methodists have compassion and justice, and visit prisons, and help the poor, sick and oppressed as I found out. The 'method' is behaving as if it wasn't Biblical, and in my opinion that leaves a natural human behaviour, plus the clothes as written above are the wrong clothes, since it has glittering buttons, and hard as it is to search for, I found a short-sleeved 'modest' knitted jumper on the Etsy website with no gold and one that isn't flashy, showy or airy but is grave in appearance. And it's cheaper than the $80 jumper from previously, I was careful that anything shiny wasn't buttons or buckles, not expensive either, the type of clothes my Dad would wear only very different in appearance to his, I chose brown to make it more serious and no longer am I buying or wearing brands like Adidas, Puma, Slazenger or other showy or flashy brands, and if Mum gives me such clothes I'll make a detailed idea of what's modest so she gets the idea that no luxuries and no gold are allowed. Even my Dad dresses like that. :)

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  • Couldn't read your book of a question.
    How about simplicity?

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  • Is there anything except a full Methodist?

    I've never heard of a partial Methodist

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  • Are you schizophrenic?

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  • I quit reading after the first 6 words and figured it wasn't going to get any better.

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  • No whisky and theatre? No thanks.

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  • I'm spiritual so I can wear and do whatever I want. ;)

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    • Yes, but does it slip your mind to say that I wanted to not gamble, and I wanted to wear special clothes in my religion? I rest my case! I picked religion for the clothes and because I don't like gambling, and because I don't like sacrifices, and because I like drinking, thus a wine together with my responsible drinking is good enough and a spirit must never be taken.

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