Just a quick note that I DO feel a sappy sense of meaning on this July 4th as my first Independance Day to be independant of religion. I have and I do feel an increased sense of freedom lately as I don’t find myself wondering what would “draw me closer” to “Him” or other such nonsense, but I make decisions strictly based on what brings me joy and what is best for the people I care about. In the aftermath of God’s funeral in my life and the mourning period that took place afterward, I am starting to understand more and more that he who died was not a friend.
I see my friends and loved ones more clearly now than I ever have.
-John with an H