I’m often a moderate apologist when it comes to religion. After being born and raised in the LDS Church, I eventually went through a stint of Atheism and returned to an uneasy truce with Christianity and Mormonism. Hence, I am currently halfway.
My overarching motivation in life is to treat everyone else the way they want to be.
As such, I do not try to convert people to an idea. I do not push my values on others. -Within reason. I have realized that even moderates like me have lines. I have values. I have issues that are my own opinions and a few of them extend out to how I think others should behave.
When engaged in philosophical discussions of this sort with others, I try to back my ideas up with things like, “The good of society,” and “That makes sense anatomically.” Really, though, ALL of them are tied to a value or opinion.
If the law allowed for people to walk around naked and procreate in public, would I still find that wrong? What if I were raised around that?
Maybe it’s time I stopped apologizing for what I might believe. Maybe it’s time I wasn’t hesitant to consider the presence of God. Maybe I ought to actually follow the advice to stop caring what others thought (also a bit of advice that needs reason, else one might get arrested).
What do I fear? Oh -right. I fear the people who will not listen. I worry for those who will turn away with an incredulous shake over my ignorance.
I meant to talk about how important religion is for raising children, but maybe this isn’t quite the morning for it. Looks like this was the morning to talk about values, popularity, and social anxiety. Which, though those were not my aim, are also important to address and important to teach children about.
All things in moderation, right?
Sunday, March 31: “The Good Old Days,” reminiscing and reasoning about how things were.
Monday, April 1: Wrote a poem titled, “The Polls Are In.”
Tuesday, April 2: Shared a quote (probably) by Frederick Douglass.
Wednesday, April 3: Cautioned against glass jars in my food tip.
Thursday, April 4: “Momvan, Or…,” a snippet about the awesomeness of minivans.
Friday, April 5: Reasoned that one should not ever purchase toys with, “Just Don’t Buy It?”
Sunday, April 7: Happy Today!