What drives me to write? It's simple, really: the quest for truth. I want to seek it out, test out what I find, and write about it as I go. My definition of truth itself has changed, even from when I first began writing this blog. That alone is unsettling to most people, and understandably so. I find a great sense of peace in the knowledge that I have grown and changed with my findings instead of stubbornly refusing to believe what I see. That spirit is what enabled me to leave a background of Christian fundamentalism and move forward with my life.
My writing runs the full gamut of human emotions. Much of the earlier posts show anger at Christianity and religion in general. Some are full of questions and searching as I work through my feelings about religion and spirituality. Most recently, I've realized that my beef is with fundamentalism, not religion as a whole. I do not hate religion. I do not hate Christians or all things Christian. I do, however, despise the many dark, harmful things that have been perpetrated in the name of Christianity: the centuries of domination, persecution of all things non-Christian, and the pain it has caused so many people (despite its message of love and peace). Sadly, many great evils have been committed by people of many religions. Religious fundamentalism is a deadly cancer eating at humanity.
I have undertaken liberty by opening my mind and setting my soul free. I challenge you to do the same. You might be surprised where the journey takes you. I certainly was.
11/21/2011 ~ I'm Free
2/25/2012 ~ Spiritual But Not Religious
4/13/2012 ~ Some Thoughts
5/4/2012 ~ 7 Things You Should Know About Me
3/26/2013 ~ I Used to Believe This Stuff
4/26/2013 ~ Looking Back & Moving Forward
5/26/2013 ~ Ex-Fundies, Identity, & Finding Balance
7/6/2013 ~ A Realization About Spirituality
2/2/2014 ~ Trying to Get Out of the Mud of IFB