Five weeks of reading various atheistic critiques of and responses to religion can leave one feeling empty.
As we begin the final week of Atheism For Lent it would be no surprise if you find yourself feeling wholly weak on this holy week. For the entrance into Jerusalem, welcomed by the triumphant waving of palm fronds, quickly moves towards thirst, forgiveness, forsaken, and finished. And so it is with Atheism For Lent.
We are thirsty for something that will quench us, something more than the salt water of religion. We offer forgiveness to those whom we have hurt along the way, out pursuit of intellectualism misused as a power over and against. We find ourselves not only forsaken by God but necessarily forsaking in the process. And we find our task finished, or more aptly put, accomplished. For the task is not ended, but it continues through this week and beyond.
Before we enter this holy week full tilt, take a moment to reflect on where this journey has led you.