A Quick Question for the Hive
As I’ve discussed in greater detail here, I am a non-believer that has always been drawn toward the idea of faith. As I get longer in the tooth I find it harder and harder not to pick at this yearning.
Because of this I am going through a bit of a journey to see if it’s possible for me to come out on the side of belief. I have just started confirmation classes at my family’s church, and have thoughts about other activities I might try in a probably futile attempt to flex my atrophied muscles of faith. I am considering doing this somewhat out loud, here on the sidebar where it’s not cluttering up the “real” posts. I might want to discuss things such as the scriptures I’m reading, or the texts I have been told to study, or even the day-to-day activities I am trying to use as a springboard to belief. This may or may not be a terrible idea.
On the one hand, I can see having people such as CC, Kyle, Tom, Alex, Bob and others who who know these paths well leading to some revelatory discussions – in fact it is because of my respect for these people and others on this topic that I am considering this idea in the first place. On the other hand, I can also recognize that this might come off as being just about the most extreme version of navel-gazing imaginable.
So I ask you folks, would anyone here have any desire to have me do this exercise, and more to the point to join in? It is the kind of thing I would only do to create a discussion; I have no desire to have it be a simple confessional. And if I did go ahead with it, I would want to be very clear from the outset that mutual respect towards the faith of others would be paramount. I have no desire to turn such an endeavor into a b**ch-slap fest, and would shut it down pretty quickly of it went that route.