I pride myself in maintaining an ability to look at and study the extremes of both sides. I find in general this often leads to a moderate point of view, except in the case of religious belief.
When I was a smoker I carried both Kool’s and Marlboros and alternated. As a political junkie I move between right wing and left wing radio, Fox and MSNBC at lightning speed, as a result I find myself pro choice and anti nanny state. And for you familiar with my user name, I am equally fascinated with Michael Savage and Mike Malloy, both highly entertaining nut jobs. This habit didn’t work well when drinking though.
With religious belief, no matter how I look at the faithful, I just don’t get it. I more and more become A-theistic. It was either Sam Harris or Daniel Dennett, maybe someone similar who said that even being a moderate or liberal supporter of religion provided the platform for extremists to grow. So I remain extremely anti religious.
In an effort to maintain a balanced approach, can someone recommend competent religious apologist authors? I know there are a few faithful on this site, maybe they can give me a list.
Sorry if this has been covered before, I am a new member.