A little about me
I’m Ruth and I am an atheist. It took me a while to get here but I no longer believe in the God that I prayed to for my every need. For a long time I thought that I was nothing, unimportant and that only God could give me value, so I’ve struggled to acknowledge that I have worth since I left my religion behind.
What I know for certain is that my story has to be heard, so I will share with you how I grew up believing in evil spirits in Burkina Faso, befriending the backsliders in Northern Ireland and dragging myself away from religion in France, praying for rain, along with other stories.
I was the Chair on the board of trustees for Humanist Students, this organisation represents all non-religious student groups at universities and are the student wing of Humanists UK.
What to expect from my blog
Religion has had such a huge impact on my life and who I am, it still has an influence on my every day life whether I like it or not, even though I have pretty much moved on. So, I will be writing about religion and exploring issues that are related to leaving religion.
What does the title mean?
I spent my childhood praying for rain and praying for things that I had no control over.
My old religious self would have looked at me now with horror. The old Ruth would have said, “what you are doing is sinful, you are dancing with the devil and you will never go to heaven now!”
The two phrases combined represent the me you see now, a mixture of two worlds.