After about a year of deconstructing, I'm finally at a place where I can have conversations with Evangelicals about faith without becoming frustrated/hurt/angry. It truly is a gift to be able to share in spirituality with those who may see you as lost. Where did the notion that being lost is bad come from anyway?
Morning thought: there's a possibility that exclusive, evangelical Christianity was once the only way to Heaven. But God changed his mind at some point, and opened the doors to Heaven for all. And then changed his mind again and now heaven does not exist.
This thought does not really matter, but recognizing the possibility allows me to loosen my tight grip on what I "know" to be true and open my mind to those who view the world differently.
@mike I know you spoke of this on the Patron feed a while ago - did y'all ever create a discord for The Liturgist gamers?
Without offending him or coming off as condescending, how do I provide an alternate perspective that will challenge his current one? Preferably without being met with the disregard?
I found the conversation extremely aggravating, as nothing I said was being listened to.
Looking for perspective - How do you interact with those who believe they have all the answers? I was in conversation yesterday surrounding the ability to work your way up in the U.S. and how sometimes, due to circumstance (race, gender, sexuality, economic status, etc.), it doesn't matter how hard you try, success might be impossible. However, these points were met with disregard as my friend's personal perspective/experience "proved" it to be wrong.
A guy trying to figure stuff out. A human on the journey!
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