Sunday, December 11, 2011

Child of God

I'm turning 30 this week! YAY! I don't know why I'm so excited about that, but I am. In honour of me (tooting my own horn all over the place this week), I'm thinking about the very essence of me. So for the next week or so, I'll be writing (and musicking) about the things that make Claire Dawn.

I don't mention God or religion a lot on my blog. Part of it is about not making people uncomfortable. Part of it is that I don't really want to attract the random people who troll the web ready to jump into religious, political, or some other argument about their beliefs.

It's weird to me. Years ago, a lot of freedoms that have come about, even to the point of being taken forgranted, weren't in place. Things have advanced leaps and bounds for women and Black people and gays.

But they've taken a u-turn in some areas. Somehow, religion, which was once a given- diverse or otherwise- has become a topic people are afraid to broach.

But no matter how often I mention it here, or how bad I am at it, I'm a Christian.

I'm not saying that you have to believe what I believe. One of the things that seperates Christianity from it's ancestor, Judaism, is the concept of being chosen versus choosing. But I believe. And that's a big part of me.

I am a Child of God.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Happy birthday, Claire!
And be proud you're a Christian. So few people are these days.

Anonymous said...

YAY! Such a great way to blog-celebrate your birthday!

Arguing with someone who has opposed views to yours on politics or religion is usually useless and frustrating; however, I still love sharing my opinions (and a blog is still a convenient place to do that while controlling where the discussion goes and who gets to talk), because ultimately they're the only topics that really matter... For me, Christianity isn't just a set of beliefs, it's a way to look at the world which colours your every thought and feeling.