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Heresy, Inspired by “Carrie the Animal”

Last summer I met a girl named Carrie. She was manning a booth in downtown Chico, the purpose of which was to educate people on animal rights topics as well as Vegetarianism/Veganism and a handful of other worthwhile causes like Farm Sanctuary.

Carrie, if you’re reading this I realize the description I just gave of your booth is far from adequate, and for that I apologize. It’s just that it’s 1am and only minutes ago I finished a 9 mile walk. My fat behind needs to drop some lbs, and I’m in a 2 month competition with my friend John to see who can drop the most weight. I’m a bit tired. No excuse, I know. Excuses are like… well, let’s just say you are invited to tell more about the booth, and Farm Sanctuary, in the comments section if you’d like.

Since that meeting I’ve been a subscriber to Carrie’s myspace blog. A week ago Wednesday she wrote this blog post, Finding Atheism, which discusses how she’s embracing atheism after being raised a Christian. Right before she wrote that post we’d been discussing Ben Stein’s latest film. I told her that I’d continue our discussions with a response to her Atheism post, but that I’d do so here.

So now I’m working on a blog article some readers might not totally appreciate. The part some may potentially consider heretical (click for definition) has to do with some very deep “faith doubts” I’ve experienced. I plan to hold nothing back, meaning I’m not going to soften or hide some of those big, huge questions I’ve had about Christianity. Discussing one’s perceived problems with or questions regarding Christianity, dear Constant Reader, seems to bug a few peeps for some reason.

If you’re the prayin’ type, send a few up for me will ya? Then be sure to come back later this weekend.

In the meantime be sure to read Carrie’s blog post, as it’s a prerequisite for understanding the post I’m writing.


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Heresy, Inspired by "Carrie the Animal"

Last summer I met a girl named Carrie. She was manning a booth in downtown Chico, the purpose of which was to educate people on animal rights topics as well as Vegetarianism/Veganism and a handful of other worthwhile causes like Farm Sanctuary.

Carrie, if you’re reading this I realize the description I just gave of your booth is far from adequate, and for that I apologize. It’s just that it’s 1am and only minutes ago I finished a 9 mile walk. My fat behind needs to drop some lbs, and I’m in a 2 month competition with my friend John to see who can drop the most weight. I’m a bit tired. No excuse, I know. Excuses are like… well, let’s just say you are invited to tell more about the booth, and Farm Sanctuary, in the comments section if you’d like.

Since that meeting I’ve been a subscriber to Carrie’s myspace blog. A week ago Wednesday she wrote this blog post, Finding Atheism, which discusses how she’s embracing atheism after being raised a Christian. Right before she wrote that post we’d been discussing Ben Stein’s latest film. I told her that I’d continue our discussions with a response to her Atheism post, but that I’d do so here.

So now I’m working on a blog article some readers might not totally appreciate. The part some may potentially consider heretical (click for definition) has to do with some very deep “faith doubts” I’ve experienced. I plan to hold nothing back, meaning I’m not going to soften or hide some of those big, huge questions I’ve had about Christianity. Discussing one’s perceived problems with or questions regarding Christianity, dear Constant Reader, seems to bug a few peeps for some reason.

If you’re the prayin’ type, send a few up for me will ya? Then be sure to come back later this weekend.

In the meantime be sure to read Carrie’s blog post, as it’s a prerequisite for understanding the post I’m writing.