There’s a whole category on my blog devoted to Christianity. Out of the 225 posts I’ve written in the last two years, only 11 of them fall under that tag, and none are exactly what I would call Christian inspiration.
I don’t write about God, Jesus, and religion much. I don’t like to write about it because I generally end up in a circular logic sink hole and I have to face the same questions I’ve never been able to answer about it.
Also, I say fuck a lot in my day-to-day blog writing, and that’s not very Christian now is it?
It is not, thank you Church Lady voice in my head.
Le Clown asked me to contribute to a 5 day discussion on God and religion, and I agreed.
That was weeks ago, and I struggled. I wrote page after page of nonsensical crap, I read books on theology, I prayed, and I asked for guidance from my brothers who have more spiritual maturity than I do. I can honestly say faith and my relationship with God and religion is one of the hardest topics I’ve ever tried to put in to words, much less 1000 words, a target I didn’t even come close to hitting.
It’s easy for me to talk about doubt, and the hurt I’ve experienced from churches and other Christians. It’s easy for me to be irreverent, and laugh at the things that I don’t understand.
It was not easy for me to talk about what I do believe, but I gave it a shot, and I hope you’ll click over a take a look at all the stories that have gone up this week.
We all walk a different path to arrive at our faith or lack thereof, but I’m continually surprised by the common ground that can be found within all of those stories if we just ask and take the time to listen.
I’d like to thank Eric again for asking me to be a part of this discussion, and for opening his platform to people with radically different views from his own.
I’d also like to thank Grayson Queen for creating the artwork for this post. He might have captured more of what I was trying to say with his image than I did with my words.