Hi babies! I am Kelly Q E Hudson, a 30-year-old full-grown woman. I am a writer/producer for original content on AdultSwim.com (The Trash Heap, folks!) and a performer at the UCB Theatre. I live in Brooklyn Heights. You are officially filled in. Now look at the things I post.
My husband Ron and I have been hiding our agnosticism for at least a year now. Agnosticism, is the view that certain claims, particularly the existence of a god, cannot be proven or disproven. We pretty much operate now as if a god doesn’t exist, but not to a point that we feel it necessary to push that idea on anyone. God not existing just feels like a given these days, like a non-topic. What we find ourselves talking about more is what we experienced within Christianity, as children and adults. We are working through having spent the first halves of our lives accepting a very different reality and making major choices accordingly.
We were raised in a setting where Christianity was considered the one true religion. God, the Bible, Jesus, Satan, the resurrection, salvation, heaven, hell and the trinity were all to be taken as absolutes. We believed ourselves to be “born again” or “saved” and felt an extreme pressure to get others “saved”, because those who weren’t would spend eternity burning in hell without being consumed. Though many of our Christian friends have grown to accept a softer and more inclusive version of Christianity as we eventually did before fully letting go, most will believe we are going to hell and potentially taking our precious daughters with us.
and this too. good luck to my close and dear internet friends.
this kinda thing takes courage. hats off ron.
Over the past couple of years my wife and I have completely deconstructed our belief in god, heaven, hell, the infallibility of the bible, and everything else that comes along with that.
We have been cautious not to peep a word of this to anyone, lest we get the same treatment my “new agey” grandmother was given during our visits that seemed to have the singular focus of getting her saved. Or the catholic family down the street who were going to hell despite their valiant efforts, because they “worshipped Mary”. Or the Muslim that had the right idea, but were also going to hell because they got the name wrong.
I don’t have the biggest following, but this needs to be shared in every possible outlet. Hayley is important to so many people here, and they are literally trudging through marsh in the cold rain to find her. Vital information is missing in this case, such as the identity of the “group of people” who helped her fix her tire. If anyone has changed a tire in the New Orleans/UNO area, please come forward. If anyone has seen Hayley or her vehicle, please come forward.
And please, please reblog this. It’s been nearly four days, and we refuse to lose hope.
This is the facebook page that has been created to aide in the search, where more information can be found: https://www.facebook.com/HelpFindHayleyHoward
Please reblog, please return this girl home safe to her friends and family