Hmm. Should I Talk About This Or Not?

I hope that if there’s one thing you can count on me for, it’s my honesty.  My focus might be a little iffy and my sanity even more so, but I do want to be straight forward with you.

I’ve debated about whether to talk about my religion on my blog.  Religion is still sort of a taboo topic in our culture, and I find it can be really hard to bring it up with other people.  But the fact is, my religion is right at the core of who I am—my beliefs, my values, my goals, and my identity all stem from the fact that I’m a Mormon.

To say, “Hey Beck, we’d like you without your religion,”  would be like saying to Robin Hood.  “Hey, we’re needing some help with the Sheriff of Nottingham, but we’re wondering if you could maybe not bring your bows and arrow this time.”  Robin’s power comes from his bow, and my strength comes from my identity as a Mormon.

That being said, I’ve made a decision that I think should make everyone happy.  The real meaty stuff, the stuff that gets right down to business when it comes to my beliefs will be posted on Sunday.  Not every Sunday mind you but on the Sundays I get around to it.  If you’d rather not hear it, just don’t read the Sunday post.  My posts during the week might mention God sometimes but I will be writing to a wider audience.  

And to clarify, even on Sunday I’m not going to be teaching out of church manuals or anything. Rather, I’m going to be sharing my personal spiritual experiences that have made me who I am.
You may wonder what this has to do with my sand bucket list.  It has everything to do with it.  While some things on my list will be goofy and fun, other things will go to the core of who I am and the legacy I want to leave my children.

See I’m not writing this blog just for you.  I’m writing it for my children.  In fact, if you want to do the truth, they are even a little more important than you.  I know that when I’m gone, the chances of them reading or getting access to my journals may be limited, but they can read this blog from anywhere in the world.  If they read anything, I’ll want it to be my Sunday posts.

So tomorrow, I’m going to even be bold enough to talk about a rather controversial topic—women and the priesthood.  It’s been a little bit of a hot topic since many women are expected to stand in line for General Priesthood Session in Salt Lake City tonight.  I think you’ll be surprised by what I have to say.  If you’re just looking for some entertainment, I’ll be posting some pretty hilarious videos too.

Take care you all.  And I hope you’ll be coming back.  Sunday or Monday is fine by me.      

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