Ladies and Gentlemen, Brothers and Sisters, Friends, Comrades, Countrymen, and Godless heathens like me, I welcome you to my new blog.
So to give you some background information. For nearly a decade I was a Pentecostal minister. Soon I will share the complete story of my path from faithful to faithless but today I just want to briefly express my gratitude to anyone who takes the time to read this blog as well as give some idea as to what exactly is the purpose of this blog.
I don’t exactly know where to start other than to say I want to offer my own spin on faith and how to overcome some of the obstacles you might face in day-to-day life. I want to offer a glimpse into the mind of someone who once followed a very fundamentalist lifestyle. Most importantly I want to make people laugh, smile, and feel better about the choices they make in their lives. Life is far too short to waste even a single moment of it.
I also want to spread the idea that you can be an Atheist and not have to leave the area. In the short time since I left faith behind me I’ve seen numerous people in the atheist community leaving for seemingly greener pastures. This however seems to do a great disservice to the rest of the people in the area you left. We need role models in our communities that children can look up to. We need voters to fight back against the power grab that religion has undertaken. Last but not least we need people to change the communities they come from, making the world a better place; doing it from within and not tucking our tails and running away from our problems.
So until my next blog I bid you adieu.
An Atheist in Iowa