I am post-Christian - I try to nurture Christian values through spiritual practice, but I do not have faith in certain tenets of Christian belief.
I am a skeptic - following critical objective analysis is the only honest assessment of religious claims today.
Believing without critical evaluation of
evidence shows ignorance of the complexity of religious experience.
When people choose to ignore the evidence they are deceiving themselves.
People who teach that faith in spite of evidence is a virture should be challenged. This view of religion can lead to extreme sectarianism (as we see in Islamic terrorism and Christian Fundamentalism).
I am an agnostic - because:
1. I sense that there may be "something more" but one cannot honestly rely on such inclinations if one loves truth more than personal preferences.
2. the religious experience is too varied. The content of revelations and insights found in historic religions contradict each other.
I am a Humanist - following Jesus in this regard: "The Sabbath was made for people, not people for the Sabbath."
I am an active member of The Episcopal Church. I enjoy my life journey with friendly and spiritual curious people in The Episcopal Church.