ThumpMe – A Non-Believer’s Quest

June 6, 2010

I’m agnostic. I’m a writer. I’m a rejection devotee and I’m deeply committed to publicizing unsubstantiated opinions. In May, I started brainstorming summer writing projects. I came up with three.

1. Develop a heroin addiction by August, finish rehab by October and post a bleak blog by December.

2. Obtain a taser license and tour the U.S.

3. Read the Bible.

Project No.1 would have derailed a marriage I rather enjoy and No. 2 has been postponed until 2011 so here I am, reading the Bible cover-to-cover. I started in June and will finish Christmas day.

Why the Bible? I love literature but miss all Biblical references. I also love my sister but she seems to have no interest in me. Since she goes to church and I don’t understand her or religion, I thought two rocks, one stone.

I’ve been to church a few times. My last visit was December 24, 2009. I went with my sister and left with little insight and a plastic candleholder I later recycled. I want to give my sister and the Bible a fair shake and am doing my best to keep an open mind. Admittedly, the name of the blog — ThumpMe — is a little dig at Bible thumpers. Unfair? Maybe, but I have a difficult time with people who force their views on others. I realize this is a minority and trust me, God’s already messing with me on that one by encouraging the pornographically inclined to send me e-mails, tweets, etc.

I love to hear from readers, particularly those who know what they’re talking about because I don’t. Contact me any time with questions, thoughts, musings. Love it.

Amen God and mozeltov.

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4 Responses to “ThumpMe – A Non-Believer’s Quest”

  1. Abby said

    That’s an interesting quest for someone who doesn’t believe! I’m so interested to see how you get on!

  2. Good luck! I see the holy spirit moving you 😉

  3. Kevin Shaw said

    The Old Testament is a hard read, I feel your pain. I’m a Christian, but I try not to be a “thumper.” Try and read the OT with a historical cap on your head; it sets up the NT very nicely, and it is here in the NT when you may feel more personally challenged. There’s an old saying: The Old is in the New concealed; the New is in the Old revealed. You might be surprised to find out how many times the NT writers actually reference the OT scripture that us being fulfilled before their very eyes. Best wishes on your read. I’d like to hear about your journey some more.

  4. […] the meantime, check out the new About page. When I started this project, I wanted to remain anonymous. Why? Good question. I’ll let you know […]

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