Family Conversation

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Family Conversation

by baldilocks

Here’s the response from my cousin, Dyl­lan J. Grif­fin, to my post, Free­dom from Reli­gion. Like he says, we don’t dis­agree on much.

I hap­pen to fol­low an orga­ni­za­tion called The Free­dom From Reli­gion Foun­da­tion that cham­pi­ons the right of non-​religious cit­i­zens. I thor­oughly sup­port their prac­tice of fight­ing to remove reli­gious iconog­ra­phy from pub­lic prop­erty such as The Ten Com­mand­ments from state and fed­eral build­ings and land. I firmly sup­port a sep­a­ra­tion of church and states as a fun­da­men­tal core ten­ant of Amer­i­can soci­ety.
Before we get into that dis­cus­sion, how­ever, I must offer a few cor­rec­tions from her blog post.
1. I’m actu­ally not and have never been athe­ist. I’ve firmly asserted the posi­tion of agnos­tic through­out my life as I know some ques­tions sim­ply do not have answers that any per­son or belief sys­tem can ever answer.
2. While I did grow up Catholic, I never actu­ally served as an altar boy, though, I did desire to do so dur­ing my pre-​teen years. I never truly believed in it, and look­ing back now see it wouldn’t have really worked out that well. I mean, I ran into issues dur­ing Cat­e­chism because even by seven years old I asked too many ques­tions and didn’t sim­ply accept any word as infal­li­ble. I wanted to know why and nobody I asked could suf­fi­ciently answer that question.


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Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng has been blog­ging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here. She pub­lished her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

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by baldilocks

Here’s the response from my cousin, Dyllan J. Griffin, to my post, Freedom from Religion. Like he says, we don’t disagree on much. 

I happen to follow an organization called The Freedom From Religion Foundation that champions the right of non-religious citizens. I thoroughly support their practice of fighting to remove religious iconography from public property such as The Ten Commandments from state and federal buildings and land. I firmly support a separation of church and states as a fundamental core tenant of American society.
Before we get into that discussion, however, I must offer a few corrections from her blog post.
1.       I’m actually not and have never been atheist. I’ve firmly asserted the position of agnostic throughout my life as I know some questions simply do not have answers that any person or belief system can ever answer.
2.       While I did grow up Catholic, I never actually served as an altar boy, though, I did desire to do so during my pre-teen years. I never truly believed in it, and looking back now see it wouldn’t have really worked out that well. I mean, I ran into issues during Catechism because even by seven years old I asked too many questions and didn’t simply accept any word as infallible. I wanted to know why and nobody I asked could sufficiently answer that question.


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Juliette Akinyi Ochieng has been blogging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here.  She published her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Gab.

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