This blog started out as a place where I could situate my ideas. I then realized, my ideas have become invariably anti-religious. The more I think about religion, in and of itself, the more I want to vomit. Contrarily, as an ex-Christian, I am a biblical scholar of which, I spend vast amounts of time thinking about…religion, of all things. I feel there is a need for this. Society has to get past the religion debacle. I want to be a part of this social growth. I want to contribute to the ascension of humans into the world of reality and truth, even if it can only be done from a blog for now.
I’ve read many of the arguments that Atheists use, science and evolution, etc. I try to think about these continually, yet for me, as a literary scholar currently in graduate school, I stick with the text. I find religious texts both amazing and useful in pointing out how religion is based on written words, written by men with great rhetorical skills. Close reading of a religious text can tell us much, and that is what I hope to do, from an objective standpoint. I know it’s offensive to pick apart a believer’s dearly beloved text — I realize that; but it’s all we have, and it has to be done, on an ongoing basis, so that the shift towards a realism-centered society can prevail and the people of the future will realize, religion evolved from the historic advent of myth making.
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