I know, I know. The name for this blog is a little unruly: Adventures of an Agnostic and Mostly Religious (Though Not Spiritual) Mormon. There were shorter options, like simply “Agnostic Mormon,” but it didn’t quite capture the…unique…position that I’m in.
- I’m agnostic because I don’t know if God exists, and I’ve decided not to put too much energy into finding out. We’ll get into the why at some other time.
- I’m religious because I attend the same church every single week. Every. Single. Week. Not only that, I play the piano when we sing hymns and I teach the youth Sunday School. Every. Single. Week.
- And yet, I’m not spiritual. I hardly pray anymore, not because I don’t see benefits in the practice, but because I’ve never received “an answer” and I’ve learned to handle my stress in much healthier ways (i.e. binge Netflix-ing and pretending everything is just fine).
I’ve started this blog for the main purpose of cataloguing what has been a very gradual transition from conservatism and orthodoxy to liberalism and a “Jack Mormon” status – and the implications. But another reason is to explore agnosticism, humanism, and secularism while remaining an active member of a demanding faith tradition.