Originally Posted by Adele_Mommy
Thank you, Adele_Mommy! I'm very glad to be here.
We've been out of church again for a few months now. We were going to an Episcopal church for a while which is neat in a lot of ways ... but I keep moving more and more into a whole different way of looking at life.
I've lately been reading a book by Steve Taylor titled, The Fall: The evidence for a Golden Age, 6,000 years of insanity, and the dawning of a new era
. It's really resonating with me.
I feel like, over the past few years or so, I've been moving from the fundamentalist Christian view, to the Universalist Christian view (because I realized I could never send my own children to hell so why would a totally loving God need to punish us?), to a Universalist view that embraces many other views...for instance, I love Tao Te Ching, and lately I am wondering if I might even be some sort of spiritual atheist.
And yet I feel so much more in tune with Love than I ever did before, and believe that this Love is a strong force at work in the world...
I've actually been feeling okay about not going anywhere. But then my 10yo, the other night as we were walking home from the playground and walked past a church we used to visit, questioned me about why we weren't going there anymore and she started remembering some stuff she liked about this church...
And this made me feel like maybe I really do need to resume the effort to get us plugged in to some kind of spiritual community. Treehugz' comment kind of reminded me of this just now. I worry about our girls feeling a need for something more, and possibly getting sucked into fundamentalism since it's the fundamentalists who keep reaching out into the community and offering fun activities and free food and so on.
There is a UU church near us (All Souls -- we are in Kansas City) which sounds really cool. There was actually a boy that dd had heaps of fun playing with when they took a class at the nature center together a couple of years ago, and his mom was really cool and she mentioned that All Souls is their church. So maybe we could hook up with them again there.