Khloe reveals that she took Communion as a child, even though she wasn't Catholic. Always the rebel, eh, Khloe?
And worship wasn't just a fling for Khloe, who notes:
We went to church every Sunday, religiously.
Hahaha! Wait, does she know this is a pun? I LOVE HER!
I could paraphrase for you, but nothing is better than Khloe in her own words. For example:
I’ve always been a very spiritual person. I believe with every fiber of my being that there is a higher power. I love theology and I enjoy learning about other people’s religions. I’ve read about Buddhism and the Quran, and I’ve gone to Seder dinners with Jewish friends. One of my exes was Muslim and observed Ramadan, which is a month of fasting. You fast from sunrise to sunset to commemorate the first time the Quran was revealed to Muhammad, and I practiced it with him to be supportive.
How much do you love learning about Ramadan from Khloe Kardashian? If you didn't learn it from Homeland, now you do!
Khloe's faith was tested after the death of her beloved father Robert Kardashian. (Try not to think of David Schwimmer here.) She admits to being angry and bitter, and turned to books about near-death experiences to better understand what had happened.
Khloe's readings led her to understand that spirits sign up for different challenges and every person serves a purpose. She does not reveal her own purpose but I think I know mine. I just typed 'porpoise' back there but caught the error and changed it. So mine is probably copy editing.
Anyway, Khloe goes on:
I’m very conversational with God and spirits. I talk to myself and to them but sometimes unconventionally. I’ll be lying in bed and just say out loud, Lord, thank you so much for keeping my brother and sisters healthy!
It’s a time of self-reflection. I like to give praise and gratitude. I know how fortunate I am.
Well, Khloe sounds like a nice devout Christian girl. Let us stop judging her for...you know.
Her most surprising confession is that she does not believe in divorce. She takes her marriage vows seriously but in the end, she is at peace with her decision to divorce Lamar Odom in order to protect her own mental health and future happiness. But she still honors her vows in her own way.
I am still honoring them today even though my relationship with my ex-husband is in a different place. I believe in caring for my partner — past or present — 'in sickness and in health,' and feel at peace with my relationship with God even after the fact.
I don't know about you, Popdust readers, but I feel a lot closer to Khloe Kardashian, and to God.
You can read the entire essay at Lenny.