I was raised to believe that abortion and gay marriage were wrong. No. They were more than wrong-they were amongst the worst sins a person could commit.
For years I adhered to this very limited way of thinking. I thought that because I was a Christian I could not believe anything else. And then I grew up and I started to think, and ask questions lots of questions.
I stifled my questions throughout high school because I did not want to stand out. Things changed after I entered college. Things changed even more after I graduated. I started to believe that abortion was a woman’s choice. And that two people who loved each other should be allowed to be married regardless of sexual orientation.
My questioning and doubts led to the gradual death of my faith. I wasn’t quite sure how I could pray and consider myself a Christian when I believed this way.
I still don’t have the answer to this question. But, as time has passed I have realized that I CAN still believe in God and consider myself a Christian and disagree with these teachings.
My beliefs and views on life have changed drastically throughout my twenties. I’m pretty sure that they will keep changing as I get older.
But, in the meantime I am going to get busy living my life and stop worrying about how other people are living their lives.