Update: So I’ve been thinking about what would be the best way to really give a perspective into my thinking and my interpretation of my own life. In the end I decided that to give you an idea of this process from believer to non-believer I need to tell the whole story. It will probably be a good exercise for me too, to be able to evaluate my own life and see how things came to be. I will be dividing my posts into 4 parts.
Part 1: Childhood
Part 2 - Early Teens (Middle School/ Early High School)
Part 3 - Late Teens (High School/Graduation)
Part 4 - Early Adulthood
From there I also wanted to focus on the two topics: free will and procreation. Obviously I am no theology experts and criticism is welcome. I must state the these are my personal evaluation of life and society, meaning opinions are a thing that exist. Nothing is concrete and take it all with a grain of salt. I just want to start a conversation with both sides of the aisle.
If anyone would like to talk shoot a message over. Not really sure if I should start some kind of discussion board, or maybe register an email to hear more from you. Let me know if you would be interested in that. This is a no judgement zone. If need a person to talk to please come forward.
What do you think?
@2 weeks ago
#Gay #lgbt #catholic #Christian
Where to begin? That is the question I asked myself when I wrote the title. The story is so long, the changing of opinion and rationale wasn’t a instant click, it was developed over time. So where do I stand at this moment?
Do I believe in God? That’s not a question I can answer, because frankly I don’t know if I do. It’s not whether I believe or not but, how I interact with the idea of God. I put him to the side, and dove deeper into my own thought process, deciding on what I truly saw in humanity, life, and the idea of what being human meant. And through that process I realized there really is no meaning or justification to our lives and how we live them. It’s all up to the person to accept an opinion/idea they think is right and live by that. And to me I haven’t developed my own way of life to live by and agree on yet. I’m not sure I ever will for the mere fact that I’m always learning new things and seeing things in a new perspective, learning more and more about the human condition. My attitude towards it is always changing. I’m still trying to figure out what is going to bring about that fulfillment in life, my life mission statement is nonexistent.
Fulfillment and Depression: Birth of the Existential Crisis
Once you put religion to the side, you have to find your own way. There isn’t a God that is telling you how act, and what steps to take. Things are not predetermined by God anymore. No more step by step directions on how to live life, it’s all up to you. The question comes as to what is my true opinion, as a human what do I think is right and wrong. You question your morality and you ethics, what do you really believe in and what was pushed upon you by others, not just religion but society itself?
The place that religion used to fill in your life is gone and, it’s time to fill it with something you truly believe in. So you go about the world, talking to different people, learning about their ideas and opinions. Opening your mind to something new. At the end of the day for me, I still hadn’t found that love for life, and the depression kicks in. You see the world in a down to earth scale, “glass half empty”, starvation, death, poverty, corruption, politics and self-interest are the only things that seem to surround you. What helped me go through this was volunteering. But when you sit down in your living room by yourself and your brain goes at it again, it all comes back.
You start to ask why. I’m working full-time, I’m a student full-time, it’s a lot of hard work and I give props for all the people that have gone through this or are still going through it. It’s hard to manage. I start to question myself why am I doing this? Is it wealth? Intelligence? Is it just because it’s what expected of me as a young man to go to college and get a degree and have a nice house, car, “The American Dream”. What do I want out of life? And I can’t come up with an answer.
I want to control my own life and not have others control it for me.
In the end I’m scared of the future and the unknown, but we have to face it. Right?
@10 months ago with 2 notes
#existence #existentialism #existential crisis #religion #god
Anonymous said: I miss your blog! Please update!
Thanks! I’ll see if I can give an update on what’s going on. If anybody has any questions about anything I welcome them. :)
@10 months ago
Each step I take away from God, the colder the people I meet are. The crazy ideas. The humanity seems to have gone from the non-religious. Religion was a wall, blocking these ideas and opinions. It’s helped open my mind to these views but I don’t accept them. I hope I never will.
@11 months ago with 1 note