I’m obviously opposed to basing my whole life on a book written by people I don’t know. Yet here I am writing a blog about my thoughts and observations on God hoping you will read it. It seems a bit contradictory, doesn’t it? But I am not writing a blog claiming to be perfect or to speak for God. I’m not giving you any commands or demanding that you place your faith in me and my book. The purpose of this blog is simply to point out what many people miss when it comes to God and religion.
What often happens when people finally admit their disbelief in Scriptures is that they become atheists. People become disappointed with the church or discouraged by the Bible, they assume that atheism is their only choice. This false dichotomy is even assumed by many Christians. “If you don’t believe the Bible, then you must not believe in God.” Their faith in God is almost completely wrapped up in the Bible. So when reasonable doubters finally give up on ever understanding the good book, they turn to atheism.
This turn from Christianity to atheism, however, is unnecessary. It’s the pendulum swinging too far in the other direction. Disbelief in the Bible doesn’t have to be disbelief in God. You can still believe in God without a New Testament, a Torah, Vedas, Book of Mormon, or a Koran. In fact, by not spending your time solely on trying to learn about from God from a religious book claiming to be from God, you will be free to truly learn of God by studying God’s creation.