I am a Theologian

I am a theologian.

So are you.

There may be a world of differences between us.  Or perhaps the only difference is that I know that I am a theologian, and you may not yet know that you are one.

Nobody can avoid being a theologian.  Regardless of what God you believe in – or don’t believe in – we all are making implicit or explicity decisions about our beliefs which govern our actions, our thoughts, our choices, our goals – everything about our lives.  It isn’t possible to not be a theologian.  Even if you never think about God, you are a theologian.  Even if you’re an atheist, you’re a theologian.  Even if you’re a pagan, a Wiccan, a Muslim, a Hindu, a Zoroastrian – makes no difference.  You have some way of dealing with or ignoring or acknowledging or ignoring or worshipping or denigrating your god.  Or lack thereof.

Everyone is a theologian.  The only issue is whether or not you’re putting any effort into it, or coasting by.  Are you going to develop your thoughts and understandings and beliefs in the theological realm, or refuse to do so?  Are you neat or sloppy?  Detailed or vague?  Consistent or inconsistent? 

I would argue that this is the single biggest issue in your life, because it guides literally *everything* else you do, say, or think.  Whether you know it or not.  Whether you like it or not.  Whether you feel equipped for this or not. 

I hope you’ll stick around and keep reading here.  And posting your own thoughts and responses.  Two theologians trying to make sense of the universe and our place in it.  Welcome.

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