After receiving a letter from a fan in Nigeria, friend of the blog Julie Ferwerda posted something interesting at her blog this week.
A Nigerian woman asked, Why’d you go changing your blog from traditional, mindless, no-asky-questions, believing blindly to the opposite?
Whelp, says Julie with a-crossward-angle-shift-eyes-to-one-side-and-shift-the-mouth-to-the-other-side face … because it’s the damn truth that’s why.
You can read her post here. I might have changed some of the wording a little.
Julie says she’s not the same woman she was three years ago. Hell, can you say the same about yourself?
I’m not the same woman I was three years ago.
Shoot, I mean …
I hope none of you are the same woman you were three years ago.
Wait, that’s not right either.
Julie reviews some of the changes she made in her belief system, namely the retiring the doctrine of Hell.
The great thing about Julie is we’ve sent some great — albeit private — emails back and forth. Her mind is chockfull of new ideas and changing thoughts. And damn well it should be.
I’m not quite sure how anyone raised in the church, given the wealth of information available, can hold on dearly to all the holy church doctrines anymore.
And why would you?
The way I read the letter from the Nigerian was, “I want to question, too. I desperately do. Please, please, please, tell me how I can do it too, and not be shunned by my peers?”
Isn’t that the rub?