“It’s not my intention to mock or deride. I’m simply reading this from my own particular point of view and writing about it. Honestly, I don’t even know where this is going to take me.”
That’s how I described my attempt at “Blogging the Bible” several years ago over at Shrubbloggers. What actually happened was…I mocked and derided, and only got 6 days into it before I threw up my hands and gave up.
It was mainly because of Eric’s spot-on criticism that I folded so quickly. Back then, I was much more hard-nosed about the whole atheist thing, and I was a bit too enthusiastic to take on some of the “new atheist” talking points.
I’ve softened up quite a bit over the years. I’m much more sympathetic towards Christianity now, and have learned to approach the subject while leaving much of the literalness and over-simplistic narratives behind.
I firmly believe that if one wishes to get closer to an understanding of Western Civilization, one should read the Bible.
Now, I take quite a bit of flack for this transition and emergent stance with some of my friends. That’s fine. I’m not out to convert anybody or justify anything. This coming iteration of “Blogging the Bible” is simply me writing down notes and exploring some thoughts I have (or will have).
Look for posts to follow soon.
And, of course, I welcome all comments.