And although I've been back to work for a couple of days, I still find myself slipping into a holiday mood once in a while. When this happens, I fire up the browser and start clicking away, looking for fun reads I can find in random alleyways of the Intarwebz. I almost always just end up spending hours on end numbing my brain and chuckling at lolcats on sites like I Can Has Cheezburger?.
|..and I find funnehs liek this. ~_~|
Believers of a deity, are you ready to charge at me with fire and the condoms that you so detest? Before you do so, let me finish my story.
What prompted me to write today is this guy named Bruce who recently started a project he calls The King and I. While others do a yearly project chronicling one personal picture a day, his project 365 is to read a section of the bible everyday. It's a common project for most but the good thing about this one is that the blog also encourages people to actually understand the content they read and facilitate a healthy discussion among readers, both believers and non-believers are welcome to join in.
Devotees that I encounter (who also swear by the bible) explain everything from grand gestures to the minutest details in their life to be caused by the supreme being they believe in. That's just silly. See, I'm not a science buff, nor do the intricacies of technology particularly interest me but what I do know and believe in is that everything has an explanation (and no, it's not God).
An earthquake happens in Chile! Nope, it isn't because the Lord Almighty is angry and wants to punish his people for whatever sin it is that they committed. It happened because the rocks under the earth moved. Science explains things for you. You slipped and broke your hip! Nah, God doesn't want you to rethink your faith, it's because you're clumsy.
It's things like this that make me skeptical of religion and faith to the point of being almost an agnostic. Despite the absurdity of some beliefs, I try to keep an open mind and take in as much information as I can. And this is why starting today until the end of the year (or the world, whichever comes first), I'll start reading the King James Bible one section at a time.
o download the iPod/iPhone version of the Logos Bible here
o read more about the 2011 end of the world here
o join discussions and prove your faith at The King and I here