So here’s my question:
“Do you agree with Thomas Jefferson that it doesn’t matter or hurt you if people believe in many gods, in one god, or no gods? Why or why not?”
I don’t believe it matters how many gods one believes in or even if one believes in gods. I believe the way we behave is through our own choices and not whether we believe in a god or 20 of them. I didn’t believe in God for 40 years. I had God pushed down my throat as a child and couldn’t understand why someone who was supposed to be good would allow all the badness in this world. I just recently in the last 5 years or so began to believe in God. One God.
The reason I changed my mind was that someone said to me that God wasn’t here to prevent bad things from happening, but to help us deal with these bad things. Now that made sense in a way and so I have changed my mind to a point. I am wondering if he is really helping me deal with how my life has turned out because it is really bad from my viewpoint, although I know it could be worse.
Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian
Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/
Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.