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.
Here, I thought we’d start with the basics and give you a little peek into the life of the mysterious Nancy Drew 😉
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 invite you to read my full story here and be sure to check out the rest of Sandra’s site!
My mom would try to distinguish us from the “charismaniacs” of the 70’s, but we attended prayer meetings every Friday night where people spoke in tongues and were “slain in the Spirit”. It wasn’t as bad as what you see on TV, but it was close. Charismatics are basically the fundies of Catholicism.
Now, I spend my time trying to undo some of the harm I did while under the delusion that the creator of the universe was on my side. I hope this blog will let us share, learn, investigate, and question together.
Also, please check out the Original Memes page for shareable atheist and humanist quotes!