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The world certainly has no shortage of religious viewpoints, nor adherents pushing them on others. Within each major religious tradition there are myriads of variation in belief, but each one is the complete truth to the exclusion of all others, according to its adherents.

But let’s face it–none of us truly has any idea why we’re here–no irrefutable, empirical evidence for what we believe. If we are created beings, (and I believe we are), our Creator is not accessible to us in a way that precludes denial of his existence. We’re seven or so billion sentient organisms who have individually popped into existence without a clue as to why, (beyond the biological mechanics at least), or what we should do. From an early age our parents shape our ideas of who we are and why we’re here. The sad reality is–they don’t have a clue either!

This realization should at least encourage us to question what we have been taught, to dig deeper in search for truth and meaning. I was raised Christian. At the young age of 7 I realized I believed in God, and my natural inclination was to embrace the religious tradition I had been taught since the age of about 4, when we moved to the town where my mother’s parents lived, and my grandfather first started taking me with him to church.

However, I have long known that there were inconsistencies in Christian dogma that needed to be explored, and I finally became serious about doing so at the age of 46. Now, a few years later, I no longer consider myself Christian.

This website is simply a place for me to share some of the discoveries I have made along the way. I don’t expect them to change your life, but if they encourage you to think, to dig deeper for truth and meaning, then that’s all I can ask. Sadly, most people I have encountered aren’t even up for that.

I’m not completely objective either. I’m not inclined to investigate other religions that are not based on the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. If you are looking for more of a survey of world religion, you won’t find that here. I do approach this with a presupposition that there is indeed truth in the Bible, at least in part of it.

What you can count on is that I take the Bible for what it says, rather than what anyone else says about it. I also weigh later writings against earlier. For example, the Books of Moses, called the Torah, being the earliest writings, should be confirmed by later writings. If later writings disagree, the later writings, not the earlier, must be in error and are subject to being discarded for being fallacious.

Since it isn’t likely that the name of this site has escaped you, you can probably guess at which writings I have discarded. You’ll find plenty of reasons why throughout my posts. I have gone much farther in my discarding of fallacious texts than most are willing to go, but I believe I can reasonably explain why, and this is my attempt to do just that.

If anything here piques your curiosity, please feel free to contact me for additional information. I’m always game for a good discussion!