If you've read my info section, you'll know that I have to be careful about content I put on Facebook. I go to a bible college and it wouldn't be enough to delete all the staff (I already had when they asked me to take my theology off of it) - I have to be careful with what I say around most of my friends (apparently Facebook friends of mine reported my 'heretical beliefs' to the dean of students). It should go without saying that I know all about religious manipulation.
I find it very difficult to communicate to a lot of my friends. I've had every abusive argument under the sun thrown at me (hyperbole). But I'm not going to stop trying. Even though I recently had to take 30,000 words worth of notes off of Facebook (which will go right back on as soon as I receive my BA), I am going to keep trying, because I know I'm not the only one like me. Seeing other people stand for what they believe despite their friends and family trying to change it gives me hope, and I know I can give others the same hope if I do too.
So... how to begin? My first move is going to be to communicate to Christians what their God looks like from the viewpoint of a non-Christian. I'd love anyone's input. I've asked people to submit their concept of God on my blog and a few Christians and atheists have already contributed. I'd love to have more atheists/nontheists contribute (I don't have many atheist friends on Facebook). All posts to my blog will be submitted to my Facebook page, which has about 250 Christians that pay attention to me, many of them waiting for me to say something heretical that they can ridicule. But because these posts aren't mine but are other people's views, they can't attack them; they can only pay attention to someone else opinion. For many of you, this might be a great way to communicate your opinion to the 'opponent' in a civil, constructive manner. I'll tell you if any of your posts get any feedback on my Facebook page.
If you choose to contribute, thank you :) Just one thing - please don't mention this site in your post, because most of my college community doesn't know I'm on it.