OST is closed for business but its spirit survives on my blog.
These observations by John and Camile of the “denigrators” of religion mirror my own experience to some extent; although my blinders seemed to be rather securely in place until not too long ago. Online discussions at various websites have been a regular part of my experience for many years now. I have a long list of bookmarked sites still, although some have gone away and others I’ve just ceased to participate in (…here at OST a good example of the latter…:-))
I like John’s hopscotch description of his spiritual path. I like it because it says what needs saying in very few words - a behaviour I wish came more naturally to me. (…verbosity rules!…)
Borrowing his form, my own journey would look more like this:
‘I’ve gone from fear-based narrow sectarian christian dogma never approaching certainty (a long, long time ago), to unthinking apathy (mostly), to a hopeful “human-portrait-of-jesus-based” agnosticism (always).’
Thanks again, JL…, and to others on this thread - it is a good one.