Ruminations

The chewy thoughts of a queer Christian

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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2 thoughts on “Introductions are in order

  1. Hey hey! Welcome! I, too, toyed with blogging for a while until finally I just did it! A whole month ago! Yep, I’m a newborn blogger. I still don’t think I have found a ‘voice’ yet. But you know what? Everyone’s voice is what they hear inside, when they are writing…I don’t think it has to follow a formula like ‘art or travel or technology’. What I have found is that my different posts tend to attract different folks, depending on what they are dealing with at that particular moment. I do have a common theme, but I don’t want that to be my only theme. But it’s the main reason why I started a blog….my mom’s health.

    I find myself commenting on posts that I probably wouldn’t ordinarily think about on a daily basis…but that is what’s been refreshing. What I like most about this blogging experience is experiencing life through others. I always find that fascinating. And, I found your blog, by searching “God” and I felt inspired to send you a note. Good luck!!

    • Hey RoniLynn,
      Thanks for your post. I’m interested to see where this blog takes me (and my readers). I know that reading blogs has greatly influenced the way I see the world. I also think it doesn’t matter so much how you define or present yourself, as long as you’re not bothered about attracting large numbers of followers.
      Good luck in your blogging endeavours too!

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