Dear Christian brothers and sisters,
I would like to formally apologize for any and all deliberate attacks I may have launched against your faith or world view from this blog. I am sorry. It is not my place to tell you what is true or false any more than it is your place to tell me what is true or false. I started this blog with the hope that some may see the “Truth” and turn away from self delusion and make-believe. That is to say my “Truth”, the way I see things. Because deep down I “know” I am right. Logically this idea, that I am right and you are wrong, can not, and should not, be held. I see the world and so do you. How is it that we do not see the same world?
You are convinced that the world functions in a set way. I can not change your mind. I know I have tried. 🙂 I am also convinced that the world functions in a set way. A way very different than the way you see it. You cannot change my mind either. What does this leave us with? We can do three things, I think; continue to fight, stick our heads in the sand and hope we all go away, or learn to live together with mutual love and respect.
I vote for that last option. The first two only breed suffering and hate. The fight is a pointless one that none can win, and sand will make our ears itch badly. Besides that, we should not live in ignorance. At least I do not wish to. That really only leaves the option of learning to live together with mutual love and respect. I am up to the challenge if you are. It will take teamwork and a real desire for understanding from both of us. We will need to tear down walls of preconceived notions, stereotypes, and prejudices so that we can see one another for who we really are, not just what we think the other is.
Zebulon The Red
Atheist and Zen Buddhist
P.S. So… Is anyone game?