I’m an anonymous 40 year old homosapien residing in Northern California. I have a Christian wife, two wonderful children, and a dog.
By day, I’m a mild mannered former Christian (I was Pentecostal for roughly 30 years), and by night I’m a veracious skeptic looking down every corner and back alley for solid evidence supporting God and/or Christianity.
Admittedly, I’m playing devil’s advocate with these questions. My objective is to challenge the God hypothesis with a multitude of random skeptical questions to see if it still holds up in comparison to a natural explanation.
In most posts, I try to answer the same question using both Christian and natural explanations. There are often wide chasms between these two viewpoints, but I believe the bulk of the evidence must surely point more strongly in one direction than the other.
Personally, I find these questions fascinating, and I spend a fair amount of time researching and writing about each one (I would rather write one good post than 10 mediocre ones). I try to make each post honest, sincere, concise, factual, entertaining, and educational.
However… if you take religion too “religiously,” you’re going to have a bad time; and if you don’t like religion being discussed with occasional humor and irreverence, you’re going to have a bad time; and if you’re easily disturbed, you’re going to have a bad time.
I do not claim to be an expert in everything, though I do try to get all my facts straight (lest I unleash the wrath of the Internets). I do seek the qualified counsel of experts on various sides of each debate, while remaining well aware that the reason such debates exist at all is because some of these “qualified experts” must be wrong.
If you must be a genius or an expert in religion to find God, then we’re all in serious trouble. Hopefully, an honest evaluation of the evidence will lead us to the truth. If it doesn’t, then God has designed a very misleading universe.
I also don’t care much for pretentiousness. While a few ten-dollar words might help me sound more convincing and intelligent, I’d rather speak clearly and plainly, because I’ve never been moved by an argument that I couldn’t understand.
If I only have one life to live, I want to spend it laughing and enjoying it as much as possible, but I also want to try and gain an accurate understanding of reality… whenever I’m not too busy.