I’m a pretty fervent atheist. I don’t see how when people examine their religion, alongside with anyone else’s that they can possibly come to the conclusion that their specific religious text is in any way more viable than the others they have discredited. Of course I am then making the assumption that these people have critically examined their text…or have even looked at an opposing one.
Too much credit?I suppose I might give too much credit to the fact that people have taken as much of a vested interest in this subject as I have. I dedicated a few years of my life to intense research and study. Now I realize that I’ve gotten pretty bad at my justifications for why I no longer believe because I found no point in further pursuing the subject. I don’t see the point in studying the historicity of any given religion if none of them can provide answers that are any more cogent than their competitors.
I guess it’s time for me to start researching again. I do get tired of the same old drivel but research can always be fun. History is not a hard science so there is always something to be gained out of it. Onward and upward?