Where to begin? There is so much.
I think one of the things that is on my mind the most involves the problems of suffering and evil. How can humans be so cruel and violent toward one another, and other species for that matter? I realize that compassion and kindness do exist, and the media displays a definite bias towards the negative. Nevertheless, I am shocked and saddened on a daily basis but what I read there. It appears at times that religion is a common cause of much of the suffering in the world. But, I look to politics, social structure, economies, governments, etc. also.
On the question of religion, I am a committed atheist. While I am not highly public about this, many of my friends and family are aware. I have a respectful relationship with the Southern Baptist wing of our family, even though they on occasion find it necessary to try to “save” me.
I have read many very interesting posts in these forums already, and am looking forward to getting involved here.