Hello friends! I’m checking in to say that I’ve had my nose buried in the computer the last few weeks, finishing up my next book, Inner Anarchy. I’m hoping to get it finished and through the publishing process to make it available by Christmas. Yikes! It’s gonna be close. This is an independent self-publishing effort, and if you are interested in supporting the cause, you can visit my Friends of Jim Palmer GoFundMe page. Thanks 🙂
In the meantime I’ve been asking a lot of questions in social media about where people stand with respect to some of their former Christian beliefs. Here are a few of them:
I’m curious about something as it relates to those who have “shed religion” or deconstructed many/most of your traditional Christian beliefs. Have your thoughts changed in terms of what/how you think about all the “end times” teachings, doctrines, etc? Or maybe a better question would be, does it have any relevance or significance for you now?
So, we live in a world that is governed by the laws of nature, science and physics. What are your thoughts about there being a “supernatural” realm or dimension that is not subject to the laws of the natural world?
Over the course of my journey, including my MDiv and years as a Christian pastor, I eventually came to the realization that the Christian religion as I experienced it did not accurately represent and even obscured and falsified the teachings of Jesus and the truth he bore witness to. How open would you be to revisiting Jesus life and teachings on different terms?
Is it possible that the Christian religion has confused and misrepresents the life and teachings of Jesus, and that there’s truths Jesus lived and taught that are worth knowing?
If you were an all-powerful and all-loving God, would you have waited this long to rescue this world from its pain and suffering? If Jesus was going to return to make things right, what is the reason for his delay? These are the questions people are asking.
I’d be interested in hearing your thoughts on the above questions and topics. Thanks!