From bible-quoting, always preaching confident Christian in my pre-adolescent days, to seriously conflicted teenager, agnostic, anti-religious young adult and now an eclectic Universalist that considers the journey not yet complete, this is the most important thing I have learned long my way:
I believe that a person of his or her own, adult, free-will should be free to decide to hold himself to any religious standard that impacts his own life, health, freedom, education, family, peace and security. However, if they want to decide the rights decisions and lives of others, whether one person or multitudes they must establish an objective and scientifically true basis for doing so. If they cannot, their statements must come with a disclaimer.
Here is mine:
What I share is my opinion based on my life experiences and my spiritual path. I share it without condition or expectation that anyone reading it must adopt it. I believe we each must walk our own path. Scientific truth can help us walk with knowledge of where we came and project where we can safely thread next. Spiritual truths can help us better appreciate the scenery on the way and feel less fatigued by the journey. The former is as absolute as the air you need to power your lungs while you walk. The latter is as personal as your individual stride and pace. We all need air to walk but we don’t all have to walk the exact same way, in fact some are unable to walk and use wheelchairs. It does not make them less deserving of basic human rights. It is with that attitude I approach science and spirituality.
Essays from most recent:
Answering Anti-Gay Bible Literalists Part Two- The Old Testament
Answering Anti-Gay Bible Literalists Part One- Understanding Their Side
2012 Survival Guide- Face Your Fears This Year
2012 Survival Guide- Fighting Fears And False Phobias
Warning Signs Of A Harmful Cult
The Culture Of Bullying And Persecution Complexes
2012 Survival Guide Masculine Feminine Imbalance- Getting Back Into Balance
2012 Survival Guide- Masculine Feminine Imbalance Patriarchy's Phobias, Isms and Schisms
2012 Survival Guide- Masculine Feminine Imbalance- Beyond Superficial Gender And The Blame Game
2012 Survival Guide- How To Defeat Lack Part 2
2012 Survival Guide- How To Defeat Lack Part 1
Tolerance And Truth- 2012 Survival Kit Pre-Discourse
2011 The Year We Prepare
Emancipating The White Man Part 2- Where Do We Go From Here?
Emancipating The White Man Part 1- How We Got To This Point
Grow Up Women!
Spiritual Authenticity Is The Root Of True Gay Pride
Grow Up Men!
Religion VS. Hollywood
Grow Up Spiritually- How To Feel Real Gratitude
Time To Grow Up Spiritually- What Is Gratitude?
Sex On The Brain- The Pleasure And The Power
Sex On The Brain- The Elements Of Sex
Sex On The Brain- The Birth Of Shame And Secrets
Spiritual Ships 4- Big Ship, Small Ship, Your Ship, My Ship, Which Ship?
Spiritual Ships 3- Why You Must Eventually Learn To Navigate/Sail Your Own Ship
Spiritual Ship 2- Which Role Is Best For Ocean Exploration?
Spiritual Ship 1- Ancient Maps
Forgiveness 101- The Final Chapter- THE POWER UP
Forgiveness 101- Part Three- THE PURPOSE OF PAIN
Forgiveness 101- Part Two- HOW COULD A LOVING GOD ALLOW THIS?
Forgiveness 101- Part One- PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
Hurray For The Recession!
Finally Break Free Of Your Dysfunctional Family
And What Was All The Fuss About?
Monogamy Part 2- Making The Dream Possible
Monogamy Part 1- The Impossible Dream
The Results Of Consecutive Cut-Ass Generations
How Can I Serve You?
Birth Of A Seeker Part 2
Birth Of A Seeker Part 1
What Is The Divine Purpose Of Hell?