Alison Rufus's Blog (5)

Back With Confidence

It's been a LONG time since I've been on this site and that has been a long journey.

 

But I'm here an agnostic atheist - but a much calmer one, a less angry. This I think is a much better place to be.

I'm no longer arguing about religion 99% of my waking day and I no longer feel like complete scum for being an atheist either.

 

I have morals, I have good morals in fact. I also have great passion and compassion for other people, for animals. I'm a good…

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Added by Alison Rufus on April 27, 2011 at 3:11pm — 3 Comments

War On Christmas/Winterfest/Winterval

This has been going on since I was at school here in the UK (about 8 years... hmm feel old saying that) and suffice to say I'm tired of it.

First they said the Muslims wanted it changed, none of the Muslims I knew gave a rats ass about it being called Christmas! Some celebrated the traditional side of the festivities even.

Now, it's just general political correctness with a side of "it's the atheists!" throw in after the bus campaigns this year.

Next year? How about we blame… Continue

Added by Alison Rufus on December 12, 2009 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

What is your heaven?

I became a Christian just over a year ago now and although I had believe for most of my life before that (bar a few years as a "radical atheist"), I was never in the Christian community then and so I lacked knowledge of how to become a Christian and more specific knowledge about the faith.

One of those things that was explained to me then was the concept of forgiveness and salvation - now although I knew of this before, it was more the specifics that I didn't know - before you are "saved"… Continue

Added by Alison Rufus on October 13, 2009 at 1:58pm — 28 Comments

For the Love of God

Being a thinking, critical, and questioning Christian is hard work. But intellectual arguments (mostly) aside, what about love. More specifically God's Love. God's ever present, unfailing, over-whelming, ya-can't-touch-this-even-if-you-were-MC-Hammer Love. How does one reach, recognise and feel that love?

Some of you may find this familiar but for those who don't, let me just take you on a brief tour of the process of becoming a Christian:

You've discovered God is real and have… Continue

Added by Alison Rufus on October 7, 2009 at 5:34pm — 8 Comments

Forever Rebel?

This path called Life is a strange one and one I plan on elaborating on but for now suffice to say that although my profile says I'm a Christian - and I am indeed a Christian - I'm a confused one, a questioning one.

This is far from a new thing for me, I was a believer for most of my life, then became an atheist, and then was born again and "properly a Christian", which involved all kinds of new things for me - just things I'd never given much thought before like baptism, church and… Continue

Added by Alison Rufus on October 6, 2009 at 6:39pm — 12 Comments

  

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