My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
I’ve been struggling lately with religion. I grew up 4th generation Seventh Day Adventist but I am not an Adventist. I do not believe Ellen White is a prophet. I do not believe that there is one true church. I believe God doesn’t care what you eat. I believe God doesn't care who you love. I believe God doesn't care what day you go to church. I believe that God isn’t about salvation by rules and law. I believe God wants you to be kind.
I joke with my friends and family all the time that I belong to the Church of Erin. A place where all people are welcomed. It’s nice, kind and inclusive. While this sounds lovely The Church of Erin is only one person. I miss the sense of community a church brings. So I’ve decided to start my search.
The start of this search begins with cutting ties with the Adventist Church. This weekend I will be writing a letter the the SDA Conference to ask that my name be taken off their roster. It's an important part of the process for me. It creates a new start.
My life is my own. My religion is kindness. We will see about the rest.