To read Richard’s private blog, Read to Death, click here and request access (visitor must have a wordpress.com account; but no blog is required); there is no cost or obligation. The goal of this blog is to share how reading leads a person to discover & dispel false opinions & beliefs, and to replace them with the truth.
This is a membership blog where Richard shares his reading on a number of topics, including politics (sparingly), religion, and science. The main question Read to Death attempts to answer is whether there is sufficient, credible evidence the Christian God exists.
After sixty years of answering an emphatic yes, Richard’s current answer is no. But, this position didn’t come quickly or easily. It was only after eight years of questioning what he’d for sixty years been told was true that Richard learned the Bible and Christianity isn’t built on solid ground, that in fact, they rest on unproved and unprovable premises. During these last eight years Richard read, and read, and read. His discovery was shocking: there’s overwhelming, credible evidence the Bible is just another man-made book, and the natural world is all there is.
Richard’s hope is that others, especially Southern Baptist fundamentalists, will garner the courage to question their beliefs, even taking the position they already do in concluding other religions, such as Islam, are false. He advises the adoption of the’read to death’ mindset to learn meritorious arguments that need serious consideration. In other words, Richard hopes others will be brave enough to ‘kick the tires,’ and ‘look under the hood’ of their religious worldview.
You might be surprised–even shocked–by what you find.