Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A De-Convert

There is nothing more satisfying than knowing that you truly helped someone else improve their life.  That is the feeling I had when I woke up this morning to find a truly heart-warming note in my inbox on Facebook.  I am keeping the friend who sent me this note anonymous, but I felt so touched by the fact that I was able to help this guy that I had to share his story.  Here is the message he sent me:

"Hey man, just wanted to send you a thanks. Since we became friends on here, idk how long ago, I have read your posts on religion. Having been raised by a strict southern baptist mother, i was a bit brain washed growing up. Although i never really practiced religion after middle school, if you would have asked me i would have said i was a Christian, because that was the only acceptable answer as far as i was concerned(did i say brain washed). About two years ago i started to let my mind become open and unbiased, and so started my reality check. I finally looked in the mirror one day and it was like POOF! i cant believe i actually fell for this bullshit. Now i could go on forever about why my mind was changed, but you already know the answer to that. Anyway thanks bro, keep it real."
Like I said, very touching.  This is exactly what I have hoped to achieve by discussing religious irrationality on both this blog and my Facebook account, so to know that I have done it even just for one person makes it all worthwhile. 

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