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February 29, 2008

That other thing you're not supposed to talk about...

What, me? Have an opinion?

For quite a while, I tried to avoid talking much about religion or politics here. I figured it was polite, because I have readers of all different faiths, ideologies, politics, etc. But obviously I've been mentioning politics, quite a bit, and I've lost a few readers but not too many. In the past week or so I've been trying to find a better balance of talking about a variety of things.

This Lent, I've been doing a lot of reading and studyng and praying and trying to recommit myself to my faith. And I have come to feel that part of what I need to do is to stop avoiding talking about it - here and other places. Don't worry; I'm not going to start preaching or talking about religion incessantly or anything. But it's part of my life and I'm going to start talking about it if it's on my mind or I want to share something I've been studying or something.

I didn't mean to make this sound like a big serious announcement or anything. Just wanted to explain in case anyone was confused if I suddenly posted something about Lectio Divina or something.

Posted by Kat at February 29, 2008 02:26 PM

I find other people talking about their faith endlesly interesting, actually. The line for me is "how I feel"=good, "how you should feel"=bad. The one exception to that I can think of is C.S Lewis's Mere Christianity, where he's attempting to prove the existence of God by logic, so he's not saying "You should believe this because I said so," but "You should believe this because of these deductions you can check for yourself.

(IMO, he succeeds reasonably well in deducing God, not so well in deducing Jesus. But since a) that accords with my own beliefs and b) I was listening to a somewhat damaged audio version from the library, my opinion is not entirely reliable here.)

Posted by: Dichroic at February 29, 2008 05:30 PM

I find other people's faith journeys interesting too. Preach away! I've been trying to be more focused this Lent too. I hate it when I allow busy-ness to get in the way.

Posted by: Sonya at February 29, 2008 07:40 PM
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