I have spent the better part of two months in self-reflection. There’s a lot going on in my life right now, primarily because of what’s happened in the economy, as well as the fallout from the death throes of the religious right in the United States who are doing their damnedest to keep women pregnant, uneducated, and unempowered. There is a method behind their madness, such as the Supreme Court cases with Hobby Lobby, and other similar lawsuits, which I will address in an upcoming post. If you don’t find yourself royally pissed off and/or appalled by the dishonesty and hypocrisy behind these lawsuits, than perhaps you need to come out of la la land and back into reality.
Such apathy and lack of awareness leaves a stench in my nostrils.
But the point I want to make in this post is that I have been skirting around issues I really want to discuss for fear of offending my blogging friends who are Christians, Muslims, Jews or believers in their god(s) of choice. But by doing so, I am not being my authentic self and I feel like a pressure cooker without a release valve. From now on, this blog is going to be my release valve. It’s not just going to be about belief or lack of belief in God. Far from it. It’s going to be about sharing my opinion and presenting the research on several topics that will bring awareness, educate and hopefully encourage discourse. Some posts will have a serious edge, others will be lighthearted.
Please know that for those who have a deep faith in their god of choice, it may be best for you to stay away — if you feel you will be offended. Belief in god is one thing, but when it interferes with the quality of human life, then I’m not going to sit idle and keep my mouth shut. I want to provide fuel for thought, not try and convince people that they shouldn’t believe in god. Belief in god is a personal thing — and should NOT be used to legislate laws that bring harm to society.
I hope I’m making myself clear.
People desire to be inspired. I understand that, especially when there’s so much to be disheartened about right now. So if you’re only looking to be inspired, you know where to find the door, but know that you are very much welcomed. That’s not to say I won’t be writing inspirational posts. I have a lot of thought-provoking information that is cutting edge and not in the mainstream, yet. I don’t think you will be disappointed by what I’m going to bring to the table.
The Dark ages are behind us — let’s move on.
I welcome civil discourse from believers, non-believers and those in between. My goal is to bring awareness and encourage unity and community, not division. I hope others will contribute by sharing their own data, ideas, opinions, and experiences.
The half-mask is coming off! Don’t say I didn’t warn you. 😉