The title of this blog post is relating directly to the tension I must acknowledge every day. I have openly distanced myself from religion. It’s not a secret that I’m quite an outspoken person in this regard. I was outspoken as a Christian and I am outspoken as an Atheist. Some of you have to be wondering, why? Why all the trouble? I’m not trying to cause trouble for the sake of trouble by the way.
I choose to be outspoken about these things because part of being a truth seeker is the desire to be challenged by other good thinkers. I do this not to demean and attack people on a personal level. I strive to be very careful and delicate in this regard, so if I have ever offended anyone personally with the things I’ve said and shared, private message me and I’ll apologize.
I am also trying to gently combat a silent stigma that exists between those who believe and those who don’t. Rather than assuming that I have become apathetic in my search for the truth, that I’ve been led away by sin, that I just want to bash religion as a kind of vengeance toward my past, let me just share what I really think and how I truly feel.
It is true that I get quite critical sometimes, but I try to be critical about things that are understandably difficult to talk about within and outside of religion. I think it is better for people just to know what I think and where I stand on many of these matters. To be silently indifferent is to avoid talking and reasoning about these things.
So am I trying to make everyone into an Atheist just because faith didn’t work out for me? My actual attitude in this regard is that I just want people to have well thought out positions concerning what they either believe or don’t believe. If you think I’ve made some good points and I end up helping you in your own ultimate position, great! If not, that’s fine too. I just want to live in a world that thinks and cares about these issues in a far more compelling way!
So, if you’ve been reading my posts and enjoying the conversation, thank you! I really appreciate your support no matter what position you personally take. Feel free to create your own WordPress blog and get into the conversation. If you like my posts, I’ll like yours! Haha, see what I did there? Take care!