Hey guys and gals,
I've been watching the youtube channel for a couple of months now and like the message! Considering subscribing on patreon at some point too.
I've been prepping for a few years now, but I've moved around so many times a lot of my preps have been more transportation-friendly and less of the "years of food in the basement" variety, although that's definitely where I'd like to be.
My wife and I moved to NH over a year ago for the freedom, but are considering moving to a lower pop. density state like Oklahoma or Idaho, not sure yet. We need to decide soon, so we can buy some land and start homesteading (crops, animals, off-grid power and water, etc.) before it's too late. Not sure how much time we have left before the current economic bubble bursts. That's not the only disaster that worries me, but it's the one I think we're going to face the soonest.
One thing I worry about is whether I can fit in because of my lack of religious upbringing. I have no issue with religious people (actually, I prefer them to atheists), but I'm not religious myself. Wasn't raised that way. I like Christianity and I think the bible has a lot of wisdom in it that I can learn from. So much, in fact, that the layers are kind of baffling. I listened to a Jordan Peterson lecture on the bible and my mind opened up a ton, I need to listen to the rest of his series.
Anyway, although I like Christianity and its offshoots, I don't believe in the way a real Christian does, and I'm not sure that will ever change. I'd feel uncomfortable going to a church because I don't want to be a fraud - people there will probably assume I believe in God when I don't, yet that's probably one of the best ways to meet good people. Is it weird that I share a lot of the values but not the beliefs?
What do you guys think? Would I fit into this community or not? I'm a staunch believer in freedom and being independent, if that helps :)