thinking manOver the course of the last few weeks the foundation of my life has been shaken in a most profound way. I’ve been forced in to a situation where I find myself dealing with some difficult and harsh realizations about myself, my family, and my outlook on life… essentially everything.

The immediate impact of this ongoing experience has taken its toll on every facet of my life. I have been struggling to perform my duties at work and at home. But through all of this I have learned an enormous amount about myself and will continue to do so.

I can imagine that many of you are lost at this point and wondering if gasmonso is nuts. The reason for bringing this up in such a public forum it two-fold. On one hand I feel that I have a responsibility to everyone here. You have all contributed an enormous amount of time and effort to make this site what it is. For that I am grateful and wish to say that I am almost at a point where I can contribute once again in a meaningful way.

One of my favorite contributors is deletedsoul and I’d like to say a few words to her. A few weeks ago we started something that I know meant a lot to her. She opened her life to me as well and all of you about her past and the impact that religion had on her. She was gracious enough to answer questions from all of you and it pains me that I haven’t been able to complete my end of the bargain and post her responses. So deletedsoul, please accept my apologies… I will make you a priority and get those responses up as soon as possible.

Now I mentioned that there were two reasons for me posting this announcement. The second and primary reason I’m sharing this today is that I’ve come to a realization. ReligiousFreaks.com has been a part of my life for about a year and a half now. What I have come to understand over the last few weeks is how important it has been in my life… ok cue sappy music. But seriously, let me try to explain.

Like many of you, lately I’ve have been searching for answers to various questions about life. Essentially I’ve been soul searching and questioning many aspects of it. What has helped me make some strides in my personal life is reading the comments that you all have made… and yes I have read them all. When I reflect on this I have come to realize that you all have influenced my life in some positive way. I know sidfaiwu could shed some light on this with his background in philosophy :)

I’m being vague for a reason so allow me to explain. This journey that I have just started is going to be a long one. I haven’t completely come to terms with it nor do I fully understand where I’m headed. Once I get a better grasp of the situation I would love to share it with everyone to get some feedback… especially from our philosophical readers. So get ready sidfaiwu :)

Please stay tuned!

Sincerely,

gasmonso

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