Thursday, October 24, 2013

Best Intentions

It is so difficult trying to share my experiences with a loved one who has decided to believe, on no great evidence, that they have the corner market on truth, inspired by the Holy Spirit and to disagree means that I am being influenced by the most evil Being of all the universe.

How plausible does this SOUND?

But this is what countless Christians believe.  It sounds like science fiction, but people base their entire lives on it!  

This is craziness people. Until adults wake up and start taking the responsibility to stop teaching the junk to our kids, OR at LEAST do the research needed to be able to teach your kid that there is an incredibly powerful beast that wants to destroy you, then we will keep acting like ignorant people from ancient times. 

Let's think back to the Greeks, Romans, others.  Humans have been very bright and capable for thousands of years. It's not like we don't see the real world.  It's that our imaginations run wild and we follow. Yay! 

I am just SO grateful that I have come to this conclusion (that there really is no god) while I live in America in this century.  Thankfully it's not the middle ages or that I don't live in the middle east. Thankfully I wont be burned at the stake or stoned to death.

People....  Wake up! This is CRAZY!

Be good for goodness sake.  Do good for goodness sake.  Find morals and truths without jumping into some fantasy, that teaches stoning of people, ritual sacrifices, child mutilation, and bigotry.

I WISH I HAD NEVER GROWN UP THINKING THIS WAS REAL. It took me years of pain and suffering to overcome it and NOW almost everyone I know is still bound to the chains of superstition.

This post is a big rant because I love my niece very much. I tried to share some reason with her. She thinks I am satan's messenger and her mother doesn't want me in their life.  This is the craziness that FAITH causes.

Monday, October 21, 2013

It's been a Year

It's been a year since I stopped going to church and chose to let go of my belief in a God.

Life is still beautiful.  I am more and more in awe of this world and the amazing reality we are so privileged to be a part of.  Without supernatural paranoia, I am able to be rational about life and not seek some mumbo-jumbo for significance.

I do not regret my decision. I haven't changed my mind.  As I walk down this road reality becomes clearer. I feel more and more sorry for believers, but I completely understand them.  Well, I am starting to forget. The absurdity of religion becomes more evident everyday.  My sixth child is about to be baptized. I am not at all interested in being there. I do think it is sweet that dear friends want to have a significant role in my child's life.  That is special and beautiful.

I do wish community was easier had without religion.  But, I am slowly finding it.  I am a part of a Free Thinkers book club where I am able to learn and share with some of the most interesting and intelligent people, not to mention kind and quite "normal."   I am also grateful to be a part of The Clergy Project, an online community for former ministers and clergy.  It has been a big consolation during this time of transition.

Life is Good.  Happy Anniversary to me!

Trustworthiness of the Bible