Friday, April 10, 2009

Welcome to Strage Attractor

Hello and welcome to my little corner of the world. I have wanted a blog for a long time, but haven't really come up with a good enough reason to impose my very opinionated opinions on the unsuspecting masses.

But now it clicks. This blog is a place to track the spiritual and philosophical journey I have been on the past few years. I'd like it to be a place where I can interact with others who aim to make this a life worth living in a way that makes sense. Perhaps more sense than this post.

I was raised a pentacostal evangelical Christian, educated mostly in a Christian school. It took me a while to finally make a break from that community, long after I stopped being a believer. After a few years as a totally irreligious agnostic, I find that I keep coming back to certain religious ideas. Neo-paganism has had a powerful draw on me ever since I was a child and I can't get away from feeling like there is something there for me. I also find parts of Buddhism to be tremendously compelling and comforting.

Recently, I've been investigating Unitarian - Universalism as a way to integrate these various ideas, all the while being fantastically uninterested in the Christian roots of that organization. The main trouble with all of this is not I still don't believe in an anthropomorphic god. I know it is a cliche, but I don't think of myself as a religious person, but I am looking for a way to make spiritual sense of things.

Thank you for participating in my public spiritual diary. I hope to keep it interesting as I find my way.


  1. Welcome to the blogosphere! From your profile, and the comment you left on my own blog, I can tell I'm going to enjoy reading yours.

  2. Thanks, Joel. Yours has been one of the UU-themed blogs that has been a real inspiration for me.

  3. I also want to welcome you! I look forward to reading about your journey.

  4. Thanks again, plaidshoes. It's good to have a place to commit thoughts instead of just mulling them over.