There were a few reasons for starting this blog. Firstly, I do look at all the religious fervour out there and sometimes wonder if I have missed something. So far, every time I interact with anyone who has a religious belief, I come away both puzzled at their belief, and strengthened in my own, but who can say that this will always be the case?
Secondly, there is a lot of extremism out there. The kind of stuff that is on our news reports every day about intolerant people who persecute others because of differing thought processes. I think we all (me included), need to be a lot more understanding, and that will only happen if we recognise our similarities and shared needs. This is not to say that if some person chooses to stand up and spout their particular brand of hellfire and damnation that they should not be questioned. In fact, offering rational alternatives to such outpourings must be our best defence against them. Long live cynicism in this context. Whatever works for one individual in terms of belief is fine, so long as they do not force this on others.
It’s quiet here, damned quiet, but I will continue to monitor this blog from time to time, and I will answer all replies. If you are out there and feel the need of a belief based conversation, feel free to start one here.