One of the reasons for this work is to help channel some of the multitude of Bible readers and readers of books of other religious doctrines in the direction of logic and reason. The truth is that most Jews, Christians and indeed others, who read the Bible and other books like it, have no idea how and what to believe, so they believe by faith. These ancient texts were produced by royal scribes and religious leaders in powerful economic and political positions and settings. They wrote to advocate and make legitimate, particular political or religious ideas and reforms to yield desired doctrines and ideologies. Like we saw in the interpretation of Chapter 10 of the book of Ezekiel, even the most versed in Bible narratives hardly understand the book. This writer is a strong believer in freewill with the understanding that man will always find the intelligence to succeed in whatever he sets his mind to accomplish. If left alone, an average man can read the bible and interpret it for self because man can make decision for self. But that simple task may have been taken away and replaced by a forced "free will" of faith. There are a number of illogical thinking when it comes to religion. We know according to religious books that: This/These God(s) created everything. Evil is a subset of everything. Therefore God created evil. When it becomes absolutely impossible to logically explain any given event, the bible readers, resort to various methods to explain away illogical texts. Can religious dogma and its inherent confusion survive in the face of science and logic, or is it doomed to the surfacing evidence revealing the workings of nature and or the Almighty Universal Creator whose name we do not know? Reading through the Bible and critically analyzing and plotting and connecting the dots, I have come to have exposures and understandings to the Bible's various shocking inconsistencies and contradictions. These, among others helped shape my viewpoint. Also, having been e
Faith or Reason by Sam Oputa was published by Outskirts Press in September 2014. The ISBN for Faith or Reason is 9781478733171.