When I started this blog in August of 2009 my about page read like this.
I live in the Bible belt with my husband, who just recently became an ex-christian and now calls himself an Agnostic. This has caused all kinds of emotions to stir within me, if asked a year ago if I believed in God and the Bible and that it’s all infallible I would have told you absolutely without a doubt YES! If you asked me now I can’t really give you a straight answer, unless of course you are my mother or other family member and then I will lie through my teeth.
In January 2011 it had changed to this.
I am now a deconverted Christian, who once believed the bible and all that it contained was infallible and inspired by God. You can read about that deconversion under the “my story” tab next to my “about” tab.
I still live in the bible belt. Oklahoma to be exact. I am surrounded by friends and family who “love the lord” and with the exception of my mom who only has suspicions have no clue I’m no longer a believer. I’m keeping it that way until I feel comfortable enough and the right time arises for me to tell them, if and when that should happen.
I’m a 30 something wife and mom to twin boys, who I’m attempting to raise to be freethinkers. I’m new at this and still don’t know how I’m going to answer their questions, but i know for sure it won’t involve fairy tale’s and promises from the invisible man in the sky.
I can honestly say I never imagined to find myself on the unbelieving side, but one only need to open their mind and read the bible to figure it out.
Today, March 4, 2012
I am a mother to twin boys. A wife to a wonderful man. I care about animals and the earth. I try to do my best to take care of both. I am a friend and a sister and a daughter. I do not share the same beliefs as my family, but they now know that I am an agnostic/atheist. The process that it took for them to finally believe that I truly no longer believed in their fairytale fractured a relationship. That saddens me. It saddens me that religion has such a hold on people that they will do and say and think things that are immoral and claim to do it all for their moral god.
I am trying to raise my children to be good, productive, helpful and caring people. I strive to be all those things and more. My wish for them is to be freethinkers.
“You can’t convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it’s based on a deep-seated need to believe.” Carl Sagan
“Those who believe absurdities will commit atrocities.” Voltaire
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