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Dumai OP wrote (edited )

i still don't know if i can answer the question "why did you become a christian". it's a question i get a lot because i suppose converting to a religion from atheism isn't really typical for left-leaning millennials, especially not if they spent as much time as a new atheist as i did. i started praying long before i had any idea of who or what i was praying to, and from that point it would still take me two years before i was comfortable calling myself a believer as such. at some point along the way my politics forced me to reconsider the naive rationalism i believed in when i was a teenager - namely, coming to terms with the fact that it was as culturally contingent as any religion, and certainly as predicated on irrational foundations. more than anything else i became a believer that all of us, in one way or another, are "religious" (or at least, by right, belong in the modern category of "religious"), but there was still some distance between that realisation and my eventual decision to call myself christian. i can't really say at the moment why or even really when that happened.

i guess i can say right now that i have my suspicions about what i mean when i say "god", i am not nearly well educated enough in theology right now to express them without making a fool of myself, and the language and practices i am comfortable using to express my faith originate in christianity, which in my estimation makes me a christian. even if i can say that i definitely do not believe in god as an anthropomorphic, creative intelligence.


what way do you see it affecting your relationships?

hahahahahahahahahaha "relationships" hahahahahahahahahahaha