I have taken some time off from writing on the blog. It wasn't because I didn't have anything to write. It also wasn't because I became bored with the topics. I wanted to take some time to re-evaluate the purpose of the blog and particularly the tone that is perceived by the readers. It was never my intention to come across as argumentative, elitist or degrading. I realize that some of the posts came across that way.
I believe that it is important to talk about faith, religion, philosophy, science and all the ways that they interact. I never meant to portray my way of thinking as absolutely correct. I am sure that I am wrong about many things.
To be honest, I think that most worldviews are reasonable. Don't misunderstand me though, I believe them to be false but I still affirm the validity of the belief. With that in mind, my intention was to write about the good and bad of all kinds of belief (yes, including Christianity).
I am interested in the big ideas. Since I am not formally trained in any of these I merely wanted to have some discussions about them.
In an attempt to engage people in these discussions I posted links from facebook to this blog. There never was much interaction but I did receive some encouragement from several people in person. Of course, the opposite is true as well: some people unfriended me on facebook (including family). I can only assume it had to do with my posts because it was right around the same time.
That really troubled me as I never intended for my posts to alienate people. I had the opposite in mind.
So, I have decided to stop posting on my personal facebook account. Instead, I have started a separate page. Those that are interested in the topics can join and those that aren't interested can keep their facebook uncluttered.
So, if you are an atheist and think that faith is ridiculous, lets talk about that. If you are a high federal calvinist, lets discuss that. I believe that these topics are important to talk about so If you are at all interested I spirituality and everything that goes along with it I would like to invite you to "like" the page.