~ John Burroughs
For the genius of the Constitution rests not in any static meaning it might have had in a world that is dead and gone, but in the adaptibility of its great principles to cope with current problems and current needs.
If we are to be as a shining city upon a hill, it will be because of our ceaseless pursuit of the constitutional ideal of human dignity.”
There are just a few steps from the belief that “there is a god existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit” (Christianity) to “there is a god existing in all deities” (Universalism) to “there is some type of deity existing in all things” (Pantheism) to “there is no evidence for a deity” (atheism).
There are just a few steps, but the journey can be slow and painful.
It can feel very, very lonely.
But please know you’re not alone. There are millions making the same journey (or a similar one) and there are millions of us ready to welcome you with open arms when you get here.
We’re just a few steps away. ~JJ
I hear you JJ; loud and clear. I rarely go there on Facebook but I was compelled to talk about this today. Fear is the glue that kept me in religion for as long as I stayed. It’s scary when you think you’re the only one. No one wants to be the outsider. But we’re all outsiders to some group. Stay in something if you genuinely have a heart and desire to be there. Don’t stay there out of fear. Leaving is not an easy thing to do, but it beats lying to yourself.