I still have people who stop by my blog and leave comments, often letting me know how my site has helped them in their deconversion struggles. This means so much to me and it is why I will always leave this blog up even when I don’t post often. If I can make anyone’s deconversion experience even a little easier than mine was, then I will feel a great deal of fulfillment from sharing my story here.
As for an update, things are going well! Life has had its ups and downs (as is the case for everyone). In the spring I began taking university classes part-time online. My five ‘kids’ are not all that kid-like anymore – they are 18, 16, 13, 10, and 8. We are all non-believers now and we are a home and family filled with laughter, love and joy. They all live at home still, so while they are getting older and I have more freedom, the online classes suit me best right now. I have a major in mind now, and that should be in place by the end of next summer.
I love university! After leaving Christianity, I found I had an insatiable desire to learn all that I could now that I was out from under the intellectually stifling environment of Christianity. Now that I’m back in university, I just love it! There is so much to learn and it’s all so interesting! I find it very fulfilling.
I still have a strong disgust for Christianity, and religion in general. However, with all that is happening in the world, I lean a bit more towards hoping that we can all get along. I hope my site, and my life, are a testament to the wonderful life and freedom that can be found in atheism. A life filled with purpose, meaning, love, and joy! But in the day-to-day, I mostly keep my opinions to myself and I am encouraged when I see religious people who are committed to living peacefully with people of other faiths or those with no faith at all. I am not under the illusion that somehow everyone will all of a sudden reject religion, although I hope that happens over time. But in the here-and-now, I hope religious people adopt attitudes and behaviours that are accepting of all people and use their beliefs to bring people together, not to create division.
I’d love to hear how some of my followers are doing. Feel free to leave comments. Life is busy, but I will try to respond when I can.