- I'm convinced that the Bible is a literary work - which means "not to be taken literally"
- I'm convinced that "Religions" exist - there are more than enough churches
- I'm convinced that "Spirituality" is far more important
- I'll make my own choice about Religion vs Spirituality vs Atheism all in due time
- I'll never stop questioning everything
Posted by Patrick On 4:18 PM
I'm not convinced I'm atheist - unless suffering from struggles with organized religion vs spirituality is symptomatic of atheism. I'm convinced that I am gay, in fact I've been know to openly admit it.
That said, I am not without experience when it comes to organized religion. I was born and raised Catholic, stumbling through a few sacraments along the way. It was the catechism courses accompanying Confirmation that sent me questioning how Catholicism would enhance and enrich my life. When my religion imposed on me what to believe in and what to oppose, my faith fizzled - homosexuality and abortion were issues I would never oppose.
I had not even come out of the closet by this point and I'm not physically able to have an abortion, but I was aware that belonging to any group willing to deprive me of the ability to form my own opinions and make my own decisions was simply not something that would ever support me or be supported by me.
Much to my parent's dismay I stopped going to church at eighteen. I am fortunate to have parents willing to let me choose my religion. Looking back on it, choosing no religion was never an option. I think my mom really wanted me to believe in something.
So, as far as where I am today with the whole thing:
As for the whole gay thing, well I do my part to be the best gay I can be. I speak up. I stand up. I write it all down.
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