Last updated on October 21st, 2019
Welcome to my new blog Christianity Unfiltered. Some of you might remember me from my old blog, Fact Based Truth. I stopped writing on that blog a little over a year ago. While I really enjoyed writing all the posts that I wrote at the time, I just didn’t feel interested in Christian related topics anymore. But I always felt I would return to doing this again because of that joy I really got out it. And now here I am again. And this time, I’ve decided to come out of the shadows of my anonymity.
So allow me to introduce myself. Hi, I’m Eric. I’m a college graduate with a degree in Philosophy with Religious Emphasis. My family raised me in an Episcopalian church, and then later a Baptist church. In my teenage years, I followed a lot of teachings of televangelists. But I came to discover a lot of what I learned on TV and church seemed to misrepresent what Scripture actually states. Having been disappointed in what I’d been taught to believe about faith on multiple occasions by the time I reached my adulthood, and realizing my disappointment came not from my faith but misinformation after seeking out the facts for myself; I want to help enlighten other people who’ve been disappointed too, or perhaps never really thought about their faith on a deeper level.
With that said, I do not claim to know everything, and I only claim to know as much as I’m aware of in scripture. I always welcome anybody to provide some thought or verse that I may have missed that could give a more accurate understanding of things for all of us. I think we should always be open to changing our minds when facts point to an alternative conclusion. I’m just as easily susceptible of having my own biases, so I can’t promise you that everything I post will always be completely unbiased and objectively fact driven in my writings and the assertions I make.
But it is what I strive to do in these postings. I try to present reasoned conclusions based on all of the facts of what scripture states, and I do my best to avoid picking and choosing verses of Scripture out of context to support a particular position. This is something perhaps all Christians have mistakenly done at one point in their faith, and I hope to help everyone work on in their understanding of scripture. I strive to use this standard in my postings not just limited to discussing my religion, but also discussing news items of the day and prevalent social issues if a desire should arise in me to address something. I hope I can enlighten in these forms of discussion as much as I’m passionate about doing so in the Biblical forms of discussion.
I’m in the process of revamping my old posts, because I find my views are a little bit more enlightened than they were a few years ago. So I hope you’ll be patient with me as I scour and update things. To those who are past readers, and to my newest readers that come along, I hope that you’ll enjoy the material I deliver to you, that it’ll provoke you to some good thought, and it can lead you to positive action. Peace to all those who are in Christ.