Final Post of 2017

I recently came across a new version of John Lennon’s song “Imagine,” sung by the talented members of the acapella group Pentatonix. Even as a young fundamentalist and evangelical I found the melody beautiful and now as an atheist the song resonates more than ever before. Imagining a world where we live for now, not dependent on religion for meaning and purpose, is far easier than accomplishing what the song expresses. But I don’t think it is impossible and I look forward to the day when humanity casts aside rigid ideologies and religious dogma and we all embrace one another and the cold, hard fact that the universe is indifferent to our suffering but we need not be. No saviors will come from the skies; they will come from among our brothers and sisters.

For the rest of 2017 and the first two months of 2018 I will be taking a break to focus on family, catch up on some much needed reading and rest, and enjoy the holiday season. I am not sure if I will resume blogging in 2018 and may “retire” the blog altogether.

Feel free to leave comments and questions though be aware that I may not get a chance to reply until a later date. If you want to contact me directly, just email me at amateurexegete@gmail.com.

So, comrades, I will see you next year. Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

Imagining with you,

Ben

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