2015 was a good year for our family. We had some ups and downs, but overall we are ending the year feeling pretty wonderful. I started writing this blog at the end of May and it turned out to mean much more than I could have ever imagined. Lost faith is not a brand new thing for me, but sharing it is. I have been overwhelmed by the connections I have made. It is clear that more of us need to share our thoughts, because lost faith is difficult enough without thinking that no one else understands. It has inspired me to challenge myself to do more about this in my own community.

Today I offer the cliché New Year’s post; a list of the ten posts that had the most meaning for me. It’s a place to start if you want to know what I’m all about. In no particular order.

 

Coming Out

This one is obvious. I shared my secret blog with my Facebook friends, including many (or most) who did not know I was an atheist. It explains why I’m doing this, and changed a handful of relationships in my life.

Fine. Let’s Talk About Burden of Proof.

For someone who claims to hate this conversation, this is one of three posts I have written on the topic. My thoughts are at  times controversial, but here I try and clear things up. I received a lot of emails on this one- it’s a popular discussion in our world.

Satanic Panic!

Because I was a kid in the eighties. And this was one that struck a chord even with those who hate talking about religion.

Losing the Unsaved

One of several posts about the benefits of lost faith. This was one of the first posts that connected me to the community and introduced me to new friends.

Meaning and Fairytales

How an atheist can find hope and meaning in a world without god.

A War on Christians?

For a girl who once personally delivered Jesus to the classroom, there are few things that get me more worked up than the separation of church and state now. Think a little Jesus in school isn’t so bad? Here is why you’re wrong.

Existing Closer to God

Another one that resulted in more emails than usual. This is one of my many attempts to explain how I lost faith and why. Christians always read this kind of post as an argument, but it isn’t. It’s an explanation. And a way to connect with others who know what I’m talking about.

I was a Purity Culture Failure

If I’m not annoying people with the church and state argument, I am definitely annoying someone with purity culture complaints. This is one of three posts, but this was the one that was uncomfortable to share. Expect more posts on the topic in the future.

Losing God in the Pages of the Bible

Because I want someone to sew me those damn pillows.

Satisfying An Atheist Curiosity

More on the joys of losing faith and the beautiful unknown.

 

I am also looking for more guest posts, which are always popular. I get lots of promises…. have something to share? Please consider sharing your thoughts here. Any religious topic or viewpoint. If interested, please contact me:

jenny@lifeafterdoubt.com

 

Thanks everyone for reading, and I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish in 2016!

Happy New Year!

 

 

 

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