When I began reading Oh, Your God! by author Joshua Kelly, I was excited to take a glimpse inside the mind of such an intellectual and how he arrived at his conclusions. His book takes the approach of an atheist, exploring and explaining why he believes that religion has done more harm than good to humanity.
During the course of reading this book, my mind has been provoked, my thoughts rearranged, and my personal convictions challenged so many times and ways that at points I had to lay the book down for several days to ruminate. Every time I picked it back up, however, I was excited to see what observations Mr. Kelly would have next.
In the end, you can look at this book similarly to bull shit. You can either be aghast at the smell and look and find it repulsive or you can utilize it as a fertilizer to grow a potent, strong, and monstrously large result: in this case, an idea, or a belief. The tool is there and, in the end, the result is what you put in to it. Mr. Kelly’s book will not resonate with all readers, but then, what true work of art ever does? As an example, how many times have the artistic sculptures and paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo, among many others, been bastardized by the same group of people who enlisted them to be constructed in the first place?
I highly recommend reading this book, not because I necessarily agree with every facet of it, but because like any true work of art, it causes an invocation of your own personal thoughts and beliefs, and a thorough examining of where you stand.
Thank you, Joshua Kelly, for writing a book that inspires people to think.
— Aaron Wallace | @Aaronforever87