Just got the title for a brand new book A BEGINNERS BIBLE: “Jesus for the Non-Religious” a minute ago.out of the blue (“prompted/inspired”after a discussion yesterday with “an atheist”. Better start writing then eh, c
Following on from
Hopefully to find “some common ground with non-believers and making Jesus more understandable and his teachings more relevant to people in today’s uncertain world” based on my own journey of faith.
“Get crackn/weave’n, then craig”…as my dear mom (who was very anti-religion saying it was “mind-control” (and was into Eastern religion, especially Krishnamurthi) often used to say to me
Incidentally mom and I often had very interesting “spiritual conversations” and we found much common ground.
And my dad always had faith in God (a Higher Power, “Something out there”), but only attended church a few times in his later years, but watched “TV church” on Sundays just before he died. Dad was a bit different to most “churchy types/people” and loved those programmes, which gave him great comfort “finding Jesus outside the walls of a church building”
“You don’t hear many atheists in the life-boats, as my dear dad often said to me
“Pray, but keep rowing”
So not being religiously brought up, that’s a bit of where I’ve come from: my varied background and upbringing… before my deeper spiritual journey began
Having studied the human mind for much of my life, I truly believe that the teachings of Jesus Christ are perfectly in line with pschological principles.
A dramatic and perhaps controversial (slightly) opening line . That’s a few thoughts to start off and my BIG project this year…
Happy New Year and very best wishes from the First City to see the light each new day
“not so straight and perhaps a bit crooked”c (Jan 1 2016)
“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.”