One thing that has always been important to me is truth. One of my co-workers describes me as "a black-and-white kind of guy" and to some extent that's accurate. I don't just like to take other people's word for things; rather, I like to investigate things for myself and find out for myself whether or not they are right, true or beneficial. One thing I don't like much is the grey area of not really knowing; I prefer certainty if it's available, though of course I understand that certainty isn't always possible.
One thing that has come out of this is that I am willing to question anything and everything. There are no untouchable areas that are beyond being questioned, because I strongly believe that if something won't stand up to scrutiny then it's not worth believing anyway.
I mentioned earlier that I don't like taking other people's word for things, but that's exactly what I've done all my life with regard to my Christian faith, and even my basic belief in the existence of God. I was brought up nominally Christian, and the existence of God was always an assumption in my family and my wider community, to the point that for most of my life it never even occurred to me to question it. It was one of those unspoken cultural things that I just took for granted as self-evident. That assumption became even more strong following my conversion experience 21 years ago. Now, though, I'm questioning those assumptions to see if they hold up in the face of doubt.
At the moment, as I've said before, I'm agnostic but with a leaning towards theism as a default position. Depending on which way the questioning leads me, I could end up going either way, but I'm comfortable with that.
So the question I'm asking myself at the moment, and which I'd like to put to anyone who still reads this blog, is this: What if there is no God?
If you were to discover, conclusively and with absolute proof, that there is no God and never has been, what would your reaction be? How do you think your life would change as a result - or would it change at all?