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Have you ever been to church or had a conversation with a religious person in which you asked honest, difficult questions, only to find yourself dissatisfied or disillusioned with the answers they provided? Perhaps you question the existence of God, what it really means to be a “Christian”, inconsistencies in scripture, the moral track record of religious institutions, the fear and terror related emotions induced by eternal torment and wrath-of-God doctrines, how religion’s insistence on tribal and mythological thinking has stumped human progress in science and learning, etc. You want to know how and why it is that a good God seems to have approved of slavery, the degradation of women, genocide, torture, the ill-treatment of homosexuals or people who are otherwise labeled “outcast”, etc. If this is true of you, you are in good company – there are thousands of people all around with world who haven’t entirely given up on their own spirituality but are sick to death of the hypocrisy and hate which seems to inevitably accompany spiritual discussion. This blog is concerned with Who God is and what God does, without all the showy pretenses and quid pro quos imposed by the corrupt spiritual police of this world. The content of www.whatgoddoes.com will include regular criticism and analysis of church history; contrast/compare ideas in theology, popular opinion, science, and philosophy; review and even pick apart, when necessary, apologetic books, articles, blogs, and other media; as well as creative musings about current events, entertainment, and my personal experiences.
Sadly, many people believe what they have been told by their pastors, friends, and terribly erroneous, orthodoxy-approved study materials (I call it the LifeWay matrix – although I didn’t coin the phrase). And of those who have been fortunate enough to have never been assimilated into or perhaps escaped from the mind-sucking religious collective, many give up on God altogether. But God has a way of making Himself known, despite the thick fog of religious dogma. He (She?) eventually draws all people to Himself and shows them the difference between religious bullshit and truth, in His own time and in His own way. He knows and has purposed that people will wake up to the circus-side-show of churchy emotional ploys, anti-intellectualism, logical fallacies, circular reasonings, and sometimes outright deceptions. You, reader, are to be applauded and not shunned or ridiculed for using your God-given ability to think critically, hold a default position of skepticism, and reject erroneous ideas. Even if you disagree with the content of www.whatgoddoes.com, I welcome your perspective in the comment section. Occasionally, there are feature blogs which showcase some of your excellent, well-thought-out comments, as well as guest blogs from people who may hold views which oppose my own. Honest, open discussion, a valuable tool for learning, is unfortunately lacking in the institution of church, but the Internet, just as in the days of the printing press, is shaping a new world of liberated thinking with the free exchange of information and ideas.