The Rev. N. Fidel has never been a proper Christian believing in his eternal salvation because someone hung the precious baby Jesus on a tree. However, there was a time when The Rev. liked to think he had a best buddy in the sky looking out for him and his favorite sports teams. Those days have since passed and now The Rev. only hopes that his food tastes as good as it looks on the TV.
The idea of hell makes sense to The Rev. but the concept of heaven is distressing to him. The Rev. wants no part of life everlasting if it comes at the price of singing hymns eternally. The Rev., does not understand the Holy Ghost, the movie Ghost or how people eat Ghost peppers. The holy trinity also is something that is incomprehensible to The Rev., unless you are talking about Moe, Larry and Curly.
The Rev. has spent a former life in the publishing industry, and has read the bible and its associated commentators more times than most Christians. As many more profound writers have stated, the best case for atheism is made when one critically studies the KJV and learns how it was cobbled together.
Although The Rev. is not part of the African-American community, the two quotes that have inspired and shaped his life the most have come from there.
As my ancestors are free from slavery, I am free from the slavery of religion. — Butterfly McQueen.
I like big butts and I can not lie. — Sir Mix-A-Lot
The Rev. believes that in order to worship the Christian god, Christians need to first prove that he exists, and then show that he is worth worshiping. They fail on both counts.
Science and philosophical logic bore The Rev to tears, and quite frankly there are much better avenues and writers to discover on those topics. The Rev. believes that most Christians do not actually believe in what they worship but do what they do out of regiment and tradition. The Rev. simply hopes some of the braver moderates, which are indeed responsible for the extremes will embrace what they know to be true and quit giving rise to the dangerous extremes.
When The Rev. looks to the right he sees the far left.
The Rev. will rarely write in the 3rd person, but will do so to give the illusion that someone has taken time to write on his behalf….