I am a feminist, humanist, artist, musician, singer, novelist, and writer. I love my pets like they were my kids, and I have an unhealthy obsession with chocolate.
I am bisexual, and I am a strong supporter of LGBTQA rights and equality. I’m Pro Science, Pro Choice, Pro Equality, and anti-fundamentalism and anti-religious extremism.
I am also an ex-Christian, now atheist. I attended Bible college, was a missionary overseas, and was a youth pastor for a while, so my journey out of that was pretty intense. (Check out my other pages and the blog category “My Journey” for more details.) I’m very passionate about this subject because it’s something I spent 24 years of my life being involved with- and now that I’m out of it, I’m still being told that I should go back in.
Most of my belief-related posts are directed towards fundamentalist/Evangelical believers who knowingly or unknowingly are causing harm by their attitudes, words, and actions. I understand that there are many theists who do not fall into this category or who believe differently that the majority of fundamentalists; I apologize if my posts seem to not apply to you or appear offensive. My posts are aimed at the Christians and theists who do fall into this category, because those are the people causing harm and whose attitudes and actions regularly affect me in a negative way. I also point out flaws and inconsistencies in the Bible and mainstream beliefs. This isn’t meant to be offensive, but rather to educate and spark healthy discussion (and sometimes to point out hypocrisy).
I love to write and to read what other people have written. You’ll see a lot of my own content as well as memes from Pinterest and re-blogged posts from other authors. I hope you will find my blog to be a good source of information, inspiration, and challenging thoughts.
Don’t believe anything just because I tell you- search it out for yourself! NEVER stop asking questions, and don’t be afraid to stand for what you believe in. I’ll always respect that- unless you’re being a jerk about it. Genuine dialogue for the purpose of mutual understanding is welcome- trolling and pointless arguing and condescending “I’ll pray for you until you think like me!” is not. I WILL NOT tolerate purposefully racist, sexist, or homophobic comments- you can share your beliefs and opinions without resorting to those types of insults.
Enjoy the blog!