About Lilly

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!


2 thoughts on “About Lilly

  1. I’m a fundie. I’ll admit it. I love my God, my Savior, and my Bible explicitly (or as explicitly as I know how to at this point in my life) but I also understand that many people who bear the title aren’t so committed to their God as they are to their ideology. The lines get blurry, I’ll admit it, but I don’t take attacks too seriously and as you’ve seen, I don’t mind (either playfully or more seriously) challenging the person who challenges my beliefs.

    Having said that, I’m with you. Trolling is obnoxious, but I love discussions about topics that are as important as faith. Regardless of how people feel about the more hot button topics, I think the sentiments behind following quote from Aristotle should reign supreme.

    It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

    It is entirely possible to value the person without agreeing with the conclusions they’ve drawn.

No trolling, please! Genuine dialogue for the purpose of mutual understanding is appreciated; debates are not. General comments are welcome.

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