Welcome all of you who are jealous that I snatched up this domain name! Believe me, I was shocked to discover that it was available.
You must have come to this page to find out about me, so I’ll indulge you. My name is Kate Jones, and I’m a poor soul once wounded in the crossfires of religious faith. Joking–I really had a nice run with my faith. I come from a Reformed Baptist background. If you’re not interested in clicking on that link, just think along the lines of Martin Luther and John Calvin, and you’ve pretty much got the picture.
Like many others, I came to a place of very seriously doubting my faith and ultimately embracing that doubt after I was able to fight the guilt and shame I felt over opposing the strict orders I was under not to allow “the world” to destroy my faith. I was finally able to see the world as a place not filled with demonic potholes, and Things Got Better.
The most important part of coping with this unexpected turn of events in my life has been embracing blasphemy and keeping conversations open to all possibilities. I felt very boxed into one way of thinking as a Christian, and allowing my mind to wander across viable possibilities has been like learning how to fly a plane for the first time. Not that I’ve ever done that, but it seems like it would be scary and awesome, which is what losing faith is like.
Life is scary and awesome in general, so let’s sing our blasphemelodies to the heavens.