Plus, you know, it’s got that double meaning

Thursday, September 11th, 2003 | General

Read an article this weekend about a new movement that’s being started to attempt to relabel athiest/agnostic/nonreligious/etc folks as “Brights“. Sounds like a fine plan to me, as I cross a couple of boundaries within the groups it covers and this is just easier to say. :)

I can’t remember exactly when I gave up Catholicism. Actually, come to think of it, I never really was a Catholic. My folks were and my grandparents were, so I guess I just assumed I was. I think I was always aware that it wasn’t for me, though. I never really believed any of the stories. Oh, sure. I’m fairly certain there was some guy named “Jesus” who lived in Jerusalem 2000-ish years ago. And I’m sure he was a great guy who did all kinds of nice things for people. But you kind of lose me at the whole “son of God” thing. Not terribly believable, as far as I’m concerned.

And so, I joined the ranks of the Lapsed Catholics worldwide, followed by a run through little studies of other religions, atheism, agnosticism, secularism, humanism, etc., until I kind of more or less settled into agnosticism. But I like this Brights idea. It’s nice to know that there’s a place for those of us who don’t go in for the religion thing.

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