Part II: Biblical Literacy

I was so committed to my faith that I took a non-accredited Biblical Studies certificate through my church. It’s funny, because in a way, reading the Bible started pointing me in the direction of atheism. I read scripture on my own, but I wanted to know more, especially from my church’s perspective. I was raised with the idea that when you choose to belong to a group, you subscribe to the group’s beliefs. My priority was not only to learn about the Bible, but to learn how to apply these words to my life and how to answer major questions using the text. Questions about how society should address poverty, what…



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Liz Cooper

Thirty-something storyteller from the Midwestern United States. Loves writing about experiences, beliefs, and other random stuff.