Hi everyone! I started this blog in 2012 and have been posting consistently ever since. I have written over 400 posts, and have always tried to engage in the comments so as to create a vibrant space for discussion around the big questions of faith, philosophy, and theology. There have been some truly wonderful discussions over the years.
While interacting with people in the comments has been interesting, productive, and fun, it can also be very stressful. As a sensitive person, I do find I am often troubled by some of the less friendly and thoughtful comments posted here (you don’t necessarily see them because I delete many of them). I’m finding that these days I dread reading the comments. Even though 80% are friendly and positive, there are a percentage which are hurtful and unkind. It’s especially difficult for me as a blogger who has unorthodox views which are challenging to many people, as when people feel their beliefs are threatened they can often be quite unkind.
I’m trying to be mindful about the amount of negativity I let into my life, so I can be a happier person. With this in mind, I’ve decided I will be closing comments for most of the posts on Perfect Chaos. This has been a difficult decision, because many of you who comment have become good friends, and I love hearing from you. I’ve experienced so much kindness from the blogging community here on WordPress. But I know that those of you who are my blogging friends would want me to be happy, and I’m sure you’ll understand why I feel I need to do this.
I would love to stay in contact with those of you who enjoy my work, and I feel the best way to do this is via social media and email (links at the bottom of this post). I am posting regularly on Instagram these days, and am also fairly active on Facebook and Twitter. Then there’s my YouTube channel, where I am currently uploading weekly videos (the comments on YouTube will remain open for the time being at least).
I’ve had a very long spiritual journey seeking after Truth, and that journey has involved a great deal of interaction with spiritually-inclined people both online and offline. I’ve reached a place now where I feel I have a solid worldview and understanding of my life’s purpose, so I am less interested in getting involved in debates than I used to be, as I feel I have moved on from a learning phase in my life to more of a teaching phase. It’s true that we’re always learning, but I’m finding I’m generally coming across the same questions and challenges that I have already responded to many times, and although I am a very patient person, I find this quite exhausting. For instance, people are continually trying to convert me to Christianity, and while I understand the kind motivation behind their efforts, it pains me that I have to go through the same process of explaining and justifying my philosophical perspective again and again.
I will be continuing to post on Perfect Chaos for the foreseeable future. I’ve settled into a routine of posting twice a week; once with a post that features the latest video in my Deep Thoughts About God series (every Thursday), and one other post that is either a reflection on a philosophical or theological issue, or a more personal life update (on the weekend). Two posts a week seems to be a good balance for me.
My intention with this blog has never been to get into arguments with people whose beliefs I don’t agree with. I have always been intent on sharing the insights God has given me into philosophical and theological issues, with the hope of helping people go deeper in their own spiritual journeys. If people don’t find affinity with what I share, that doesn’t bother me, I’m just thankful that God has brought me through a whole lot of trials to a place where I feel I have found answers to all the big questions that have troubled me in the past. I love sharing the insights I have gained, as they have helped me so much that I want to help other spiritual seekers in return. That’s the motivation behind all of my writing.
Thanks again for all your support and interest in my work. Please be sure to stay in touch with me — there are so many ways we can keep in contact:
My personal website
I will, of course, be continuing to read the blogs to which I am subscribed, and seeking out interesting new blogs to follow. I’m not planning to quit WordPress or anything like that.
I think that’s all for today. Hit the ‘Like’ button so I know you’ve read this post, thank you for reading, and I’ll see you again soon!