Why am I Unhappy?

I’ve been unhappy for days. While I’m not gung-ho or happy-go-lucky, I have an equilibrium that has developed over years. When my parents died, God stood between me and my grief. I could sense him lurking about. His presence has a way of calming me. As I studied the Bible, I found daily devotionals formulaic,[…]

Unchoose Religion

Daughter: Daddy, the couple we just had dinner with; are they your friends? Dad: Yes, they are. Daughter: Are they good people? Dad: Yes, my child. Daughter: Respectable? Dad: Yes. If the two of them weren’t so, I wouldn’t have invited them into our home. Daughter: Do they practice any form of religion? Dad: Yes,[…]

A Flaw in Religion

A flaw in “religion”, is it seems to be designed for what people hope to be. It focuses on ideals, transformation and change. But, it appears to do a terrible job of dealing with people’s current realities and their every day struggles. Too many times, faith is used as a talisman to escape life. Thus, religion grapples with contemporaneous issues and[…]

Is the Bible a Problem?

I’ve been reading the Bible for a long time. Different translations. Several instances. I’ve come to an unsettling realisation that its interpretation, is shaped by intellect, context, culture, history, language, grammar and comprehension. These factors influenced the writers and impact the readers. A deeper layer is what happens, when those who read the Bible, cannot read[…]