Any of you who have read my diaries or comments know that I've been somewhat of a militant atheist. Well, as I look at the world I still don't see god there, but...
I just finished reading a book called "Lamb" by Chris Moore,and I thought it would reinforce my whole "laughing at the stupid believers" bit. But, although it was utter nonsense and fiction, it somehow helped me understand more. I've always wanted to believe, but I had no reason to. The old testament is filled with vile shit that god did just for the hell of it, and the gospels don't agree on what or when shit happened. The book, utter fiction, as I said, somehow put me in the place of understanding what it meant to be the so called "son of god" and made him seem more human than the Nicean Council ever could. I guess what I am trying to say is that I am sorry for calling all of the religious kossacks out, and I am more sorry that I didn't understand their perspective. I really urge everyone to read that book. It will seem blasphemous to the Christians and nonsense to the atheists, but it is a worthy read.
I suppose I should provide a short preview before you all go about downloading it illegally:
It tells the story of Levi, who is called Biff, who is Josh's (Jesus in Hebrew is Yeshua which translates to Josh evidently). It attempts to fictionalize the events that happened in the missing 30 years of Jesus' life. Yes I know there is the part about the money changers, but no one really has any clue what happened from years 1-30 AD (shut up, I know the dates are mangled and it was really 4 BC or something when he was born).
Turns out Jesus learned Kung Fu and invented Judo. The book was hilarious, and though the author thought it might turn people away from religion, it kind of made me like the protagonist. You know, that Christ fellow. Read it or don't, but I thought it was crazy that a book [the author thought] made fun of religion, kind of helped me understand it.
Edit: the author thought bit, and I my Kindle called it "the lamb" but it is just "lamb"