The Holocaust… 9/11… Both World Wars… The Cold War… Genocide...
If there was truly a higher power, why would it treat the inhabitants of its world in such a way? I thought about this on many occasions. My mother told me, “You are a Christian. You follow God. This is what He teaches.” She handed me a bible. “Learn it.”
I did learn it. By the time I was fourteen, I knew some Bible verses by heart… Verses that contradicted each other. I decided to look further into the Bible. Each night, while my family slept, I’d creep downstairs into the living room with my Bible, a notebook, and an assortment of coloured pens. I scattered papers across the coffee table, and left my Bible open in the middle. On one group of papers, I wrote things from the Bible that voiced one thing, and on another, I wrote verses that voiced another.
My belief in any religions has shattered in its entirety, and with it, my chains. These chains are not of