Monday, February 21, 2005

Punky's Dilemma

Me: One confused chick.

You: Someone to offer thoughts and ideas, or just to laugh at me along the way (or is the the Way?).

The Point: To collect my thoughts as I consider different religious ideologies... To promote dialogue about them rather than just me talking to myself... To seek truth...

Background: I was raised in a non-denominational Christian family - one of those seriously involved ones. When I was around 10 years old, church politics got to be too much for the folks and they gave it up. They're still Christians but haven't gone to church regularly since. I started going by myself when I was a teenager, and that continued up until a few years ago. Now I go sporadically, if at all. Recently my father had a very bad accident and his recovery seems like it will take a long time. This threw the fam back into the religious life, myself included (what choice do you have? you can't do anything but pray). But these past few years have been littered with doubts and serious questions I can't seem to resolve. I have had times when I've actually been hostile to Christianity. I decided the best thing to do would be to investigate other things as well through books, religious services, and whatever else would help. I started a journal to record it all, but I never write in it anymore. Maybe I'll be more motivated to write here.

2 comments:

n.v. said...

Hey April (Apes...grapes...can Grapes be your new nickname?)


What happened to your old blog?

sojourness said...

Grapes is fine... that's a new one for me :)

I still have the old one. I use it to write about the minutiae of my everyday life. This one will hopefully be more meaningful because it's about something important that I'm looking into.

(Besides, I was jealous of you guys and your blogger accounts. They're so much cooler looking!)