I was born a Thomas. Literally and figuratively. It was my last name, and my entire life, I've lived up to it. Thomas the apostle left a legacy that still has skeptical people pegged a "doubting Thomas". I'm definitely one of those people. I question everything I come into contact with. My own spirituality is not free from this scorn.
The questions that have swirled around in the muddy waters of my mind will not rest. No matter how hard I try to ignore them, they're always there, ready to pounce like a ninja in the dark. I'm not here to tout the God is Good and Whomsoever Believeth and Thou Shalt Not areas that everyone posts and talks about. I want to bring up the other side. The things I feel churches are doing wrong and why I no longer feel like I belong in those places. Why so many people get frustrated, angry, and turned off by churches and Christians. Why daily, attendance is declining. Why I've officially converted to Deism, because I can't be a Christian anymore.
I have a series of topics that I plan to touch on in the future. I know and understand that I will be asking a lot of questions and expressing a lot of opinions that are going to hurt and anger some, even family and friends. I know you can never talk about anything controversial without this happening.
I guess along with being a Thomas, I also have a really big mouth that's gotten me into trouble more times than I care to address. I can't have issues with something and say nothing about it, especially when it pertains to something as important as eternal life. Stick around, you might be surprised at what I'm about to say.