May 2016 Carnival Of Aces Roundup

Here is the roundup of posts for the May 2016 Carnival of Aces, on the topic of Questioning Your Faith. I received a lot of great submissions and I loved reading about everyone’s various faith journeys. Thank you to everyone who shared their stories!

June’s Carnival of Aces is hosted by Rock Of Aces.

Being a Muslim Ace | Nuri

Nuri writes about their experiences as a Pakistani Muslim ace and differences between religion and culture.

My Islam is Queer | Laura (ace-muslim)

Laura writes about her experience converting to Islam and how it is intricately intertwined with her asexuality and queerness.

Asexuality and Paganism | Only Fragments

Elyssa discusses her journey to accept and embrace her own asexuality as a follower of Bast, and how to navigate relationships with traditionally sexualized deities

Asexuality, Spirituality, and Queerness | Only Fragments

Elyssa writes about how her asexuality and spirituality intersect with her queerness, as someone who identifies as a queer asexual.

Parallels Between Being Pagan and Being Ace | A Heart Full of Love

Libris writes about the parallels of being pagan and being ace, and her process of denial rather than questioning that led to converting to Celtic paganism and discovering her asexual identity.

Rational ideals | Free Thought Blogs

Siggy discusses his experience leaving straightness as an atheist, and how for him, leaving straighteness was a more emotional process than leaving religion.

I am asexual, and I’m an atheist | girls-youvegotanotherone

@girls-youvegotanotherone  writes about her experience in Christianity as an asexual atheist.

Questioning Faith | A³

A³ discusses the experience of losing faith in literature after identifying as asexual.

Episode One: My Ace Ring | la pamplemouse

La Pamplemouse discusses buying an ace ring and how it’s a symbol of faith and asexuality.

3 Things to Remember When Questioning Your Identity |Flying While Falling Down

Sara writes about what to remember when questioning your orientation and how to find faith that who you decide you are is who you’re meant to be.

Don’t Panic! It’s just a crisis of faith! | This Too Shall Eventually Pass

Mara Jane writes about her experiences discovering her asexual and aromantic identity and how questioning her sexuality has led her to question her faith in other things such as her life plan.

Faith and Asexuality | Erkenfresh

Erkenfresh discusses growing up Catholic and how religion may mask asexuality behind chastity.

Questioning as a Process | (Purr)ple (L)ace

Laura writes about the parallels between gradually discovering her asexuality and gradually questioning her faith, changing from Catholicism to Buddhism.

Questioning My Faith| Rock of Aces

Roxa writes about their perspective on faith as a nonbinary, aro ace, Christian and how they are constantly questioning their faith, but always find faith in their own story.

Questioning My Religion: A Journey of Faith and Asexuality | Where the Cherry Blossoms Dance

Saki writes about her journey of faith and asexuality from a Christian perspective, specifically discussing experiences with Catholicism and being a non denominational Christian.

What Asexuality Taught Me About Faith | Halfthoughts

Halfthoughts writes about how questioning their asexual/queer identity led them to question their faith, specifically  in the Catholic, Christian, and Yoga traditions,  and what they have learned about faith from being asexual.

Jesus, now we’ve got bad blood | Aros and Aces

Roses, an ex-Catholic, discusses their relationship with asexuality and lack of faith (in a religious sense) and how for them, deconversion and asexuality are very directly linked.