I have been thinking lately about why I have not only kept this blog going (even if in a very limited state) but recently I even bought and changed the URL to http://www.temporarychristian.com.

I feel like this is something important to me. I am not looking for a god but I have found at with the right people I can really enjoy going to church. Crazy I know but really not unusual.

Last year I read an article about the atheists in the pew. Lots of atheists are going to church for the community aspect and because it does provide a way to talk about religion with you kids. One of the complaints about religion by anti-theists is that children are indoctrinated at an early age to not only believe but that there is no other options. Children grow up thinking that they will be disowned by their family if they are non-believers. Being an atheist is considered the unforgivable sin right? This isn’t just here-say but based on the fact that very few atheists grew up that way. More often than not they come from very religious families. Families that you probably sit next to in church every Sunday. The type of people you think are great Christians.
The thing is I don’t want to do exactly what I criticize religious parents for doing. I don’t want to indoctrinate my children into my disbelief. I want them to be exposed to different things. I want them to experience all sorts of different religions.
For myself I would just like to feel part of a group a bit larger than my family. A selection of open-minded friends to get together with on the weekends sometimes. People to talk about day to day stuff with. Basically the same thing I think everyone wants in life.
I think it’ll take a bit to find those truly open-minded people who don’t be friend me simply to try to “save” me but its ok I think it’ll be worth it. Plus it will be fun (and free donuts) along the way.


10 thoughts on “Why?

  1. Please pardon the crudeness, but isn’t hanging out at church to help you talk with your children about gods a bit like hanging out in a whorehouse so you can talk to your children about sex?

      • I think most Christians would be more like Christ if they encountered more whores and less people who think/act/speak like they do. (I know this doesn’t really relate to the previous two comments, but still.)

    • This one i attended did – though they were cut up into little pieces but hey little donut pieces and juice and coffee is good for me. Oasis always had cookies and lots of them and juice and coffee available.

      This church also does a big breakfast for donation. I don’t know what the donation is though but it looked so good last time. Big waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon sausage. I would go just for that πŸ™‚

  2. I wish you could have met father Dayle before he retired. When we were getting ready to be married in the church, Mike told him “listen, in doing this for Sarah, I don’t need saving or you trying to convince me to be a Christian.”
    Father Dayle laughed and said “son? Just because I like crest and you like Colgate does not mean my toothpaste is better and I’m going to force you to switch”.
    Mike and him were instantly smiling and on good terms.
    He was also a big proponent of “this isn’t just a church, it’s a community. All are welcome here. Jew, Muslim, Christian, Athiest it Buddhist. If you are kind of heart, the door is open”.
    I loved that guy. πŸ™‚

  3. Glad you’re keeping the blog going, Dy-Anne. It’s interesting, and I’m glad that to have gotten to know you somewhat through this means. Also, I respect what you’re doing for your children. I hope you find the right place for you and your family ….

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