While writing and posting this blog many have asked where I’m coming from in my views, opinions and beliefs. The best iteration of my credo and response to these questions was written by Thomas Paine, an idea that I’ve adhered to for ten years now, relinquishing fear, doubt and ignorance;
Were life a gift, we have an obligation
Were love a magic spell, we need a rite;
And were all truth for us, one with illusion,
We have need for someone else’s sight.
Were there a door to life we could not open,
Who kept it closed might ask us for a fee;
Were heaven held by incorporation,
No doubt it’s stock would not be wholly free.
It is our fear that gives away our freedom;
It is our doubt that keeps full love away;
Our willing ignorance prevents our wisdom;
These are the only costs that we must pay.
This blog includes the series, Derailleur, an account of events and realizations that brought me to a point of breaking away from religion.
ImNoSaint also includes the progressive posting of a book I’ve written, To Risk, that picks up, in a way, where Derailleur leaves off.
Cornering Consciousness is another blog I write, this one about the adventures we take.
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