I’m Christina, and I am openly secular.
I’m a proud nonbeliever. Very proud, indeed.
I’m not militant about my beliefs. Unless someone starts shoving their beliefs down my throat. I become briefly humored…then annoyed.
I don’t claim to know all of the answers. Nobody knows the answers. It seems to be our life quest to seek out these answers.
What do I know? Only what I have experienced:
-We get once chance to make an impact, to establish a legacy.
-Never stray from your beliefs for a significant other. In high school, I duped myself into believing in Christianity to ease my way in to my boyfriend’s family and group of friends. Then I realized that it was merely a Placebo Effect, and the only person responsible for you is yourself.
-I like science. Science rocks. (heh…rocks…geology jokes…)
-Not believing in deities or “holy books” has made me more aware of my surroundings, and my mind is SO MUCH MORE OPEN to what is actually out there and the opportunities to explore the unknown.
-Staying neutral/Switzerland on religious topics allows me to approach the concept from a researcher’s perspective. You take notes, compare/contrast, study your findings, then make sound conclusions. Lots of reading involved here, and no cherry picking of the good parts. You have to be a sponge and absorb it all, just like we academics do.
This is just a small list of the thoughts going in my head. You can love me or hate me for announcing my secularity. I don’t care. I’m going to continue doing what I do best and live my life the way I want to.
Anyone else celebrating Openly Secular Day? If you’re coming out today as a freethinker, atheist, agnostic, humanist, etc., you’ll have a friend in me. Always. 🙂