About Me

Welcome to Question With Boldness! This is just a little place for me to extend my thoughts beyond 140 characters from time to time, but mostly, you can find me on Twitter.

If you couldn’t guess, I named my blog after my favorite Thomas Jefferson quote:

Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.

It sums up my current feelings on my atheism: that if a god exists, he wouldn’t fault me for using the brain he gave me.

I used to be very, VERY religious. I loved Jesus and had no problem telling you that. If there was a “Most Likely To Be A Nun” category for the yearbook, my classmates would’ve voted for me — unanimously. I loved arguing and debating about religion, which I did often with classmates and teachers in my Catholic school. I loved it so much I wanted to take apologetics classes. But the more and more I learned about my faith, the less it made sense. Over the course of several years, it all fell apart.

I felt an enormous sense of relief: I thought of all the time I spent trying to be a good Christian, being held to an impossible standard. I also felt a deep sense of loss. I had often turned to Jesus when I felt alone, and I no longer had that: a friend when I had no friends. But above all, I felt FREE. It took a long time to get there, but I finally felt like the world made some sort of sense.

I don’t want to tell anyone what to believe or not believe. I just want to foster a place where experiences can be shared, and encourage everyone to examine their deeply-held beliefs, whether they are religious, political, or personal. I hope this blog will let us share, learn, investigate, and question together.

You can find the rest of my story, and others’, on the “Deconversion Stories” page, and please check out the “Original Memes” page for shareable graphics with atheist and humanist quotes, created by me!

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