I’m an atheist – I don’t have a religion, but I don’t disbelieve in the idea of some higher being. I was born into the Catholic church, but growing up in a tolerant country like New Zealand I could not accept that this church matched the values I wanted in my life.
We’re a diverse and mostly welcoming country – religion can be practised freely, but what I find fascinating is that we still identify mostly with either the Catholic or Anglican churches. In these multi-cultural times I am interested to look at other religions that may prove an alternative. I’m not writing this as an expert, or a person looking to attack or condemn any religion, and I’m not asking for comments from any haters – I just want to go on a journey through religions and see what is interesting, and hopefully have some people give me some knowledge along the way.