Ruminations

The chewy thoughts of a queer Christian

Archive for the month “October, 2011”

Introductions are in order

I have often been told that I should blog. I have tried once, unsuccessfully, to get one going but otherwise have never really felt that it was the right time. Recently, though, I’ve had some pretty good thoughts which I’ve considered to be of blogable quality and I’ve finally decided to start getting them onto digital paper.

Who am I?

I’m a young guy who’s been trying to figure out the world for a while now. I’m fascinated by religion in all its various expressions and I consider my life to be characterised by my search for meaning and connection with the Divine.

I come from a conservative religious background which I think has done me both a lot of good and a lot of harm. I love that I consider God to be important, that I’ve learned that love is more important than anything, that materialism is not where it’s at. I regret that I’ve learned to see the world as hostile and dangerous, that I’ve prioritised a relationship with the divine over relationships with people, and that I’ve come to know the terrible meaning of the words ‘internalised homophobia’.

Coming out hugely changed my life and has, since, caused me to 1) find Jesus and be, I suppose, born again; 2) reject organized religion, pretty much; 3) be comfortable with myself and honest with my friends.

I consider my thinking to be influenced mostly by (in no particular order) Eckhart Tolle, Khalil Gibran, Steven Covey, the Bible,  Moon, Buddha and probably Consumer Society.

So, let’s wait and see what happens next ^^

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