What Is Author of Confusion?

For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace… (1 Cor 14:33) 

See, I’m an editor. I work on making sense out of books for a living. So when 1 Corinthians 14:33 claims that God is not the author of confusion, I have to get out my red pen. Because that’s wrong: God’s book has caused more widespread confusion than any text in the history of the world and has led to war, political turbulence, interpersonal conflict—the opposite of peace.

I’m also a woman, which makes the very next verse also a tad problematic: “Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.” Ouch, someone needed a sensitivity reader.

I used to be a Christian, and a pretty devout one. I was a pastor’s kid, went to a Christian college, studied theology, biblical interpretation and canonization, and learned Koine Greek. I served on missions trips, and attended churches across multiple denominations, cultures, and countries. Then I became an atheist.

Maybe it’s leftover from my evangelical upbringing, but I really want people to know the truth. The goal of this website will be to add to the ongoing God conversation, calling Christianity on its bluff, and generally being a shameful woman sharing what she’s learned in a public forum.

So let’s author some confusion…

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