I *really* don't mean to be offensive...I only mean to get clear on a point that we've been dancing around together, and "undo some of my unconscious guilt" (see previous posts) by setting the record straight.
Like the title says (and it says something about you that you are even reading a blog with a title like this, by the way...) --
I am not religious.
How can that be, my reader(s) ask(s)? I have all kinds of posts on this blog about Jesus and the Holy Spirit...I talk about receiving Guidance from Something not me and forgiveness and sin/guilt and...I use the G-O-D word a lot.
Okay, don't hate me yet. I mean this with the utmost sincerity and respect for your belief system. But here's the thing I need to say in order to say exactly why I'm not what I *maybe* seem to be:
Religions -- They offer specific rules to follow, codes of ethics, and stories that followers by and large consid…