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!