When I read other Jewish blogs I see that sometimes, not frequently, I am on the list of recent posts they have read. Of course, I appreciate that because it makes more people come here. However, I noticed that I am very different from other blogs. Other blogs tend to talk a lot about Judaism and this one does not talk so much about Judaism and embracing a rational secular life over religion. I tried to be like other blogs but I cannot do it. If you read what I wrote in my first one and a half months here I tried to be like other blogs but it is too hard for me. It is hard for me to discuss religion because I find the whole issue too trivial. No one ever writes about why Zeus and Greek mythology is a bunch of non-sense. No one makes parodies about the Greek arguments in favor of mythology. We all understand that mythology is too simple of a concept to even by discussed. In a similar manner I do not have much of an interest to discuss religion and atheism because it is just way too easy and too trivial, there is no challenge in arguing against religion.
I do not mean to condemn other blogs. I realize that what they do is a lot more important than what I do. We need people to engage in a discussion with Jewish believers. If we want a better world where people think for themselves and do not reject science then such blogs are important. They constantly challenge Jewish believers. We need blogs that bring out important issues. Like homosexuality. So we need Jewish people who write topics about homosexuality and its relevance in the Jewish world. We need people who discuss current events in Judaism on their blogs and parody the silliness of the religious. All these people are important to fight the tyranny of religion.
But it is not for me. I am not that kind of person. I do not follow the news. I never read the newspaper. I am not a social person so I do not know what is going on in my community. I find religion a trivial issue so I do not even want to discuss it seriously because such a discussion makes me feel as if religion gets respect. I cannot discuss homosexuality because it is another really trivial and simple issue for me. I like to discuss things that are new. Things that are challenging. I hate repeating the same arguments of other people over and over again to argue against the religion people. So that is why I tend to stay away from religion on this blog. However, I do recognize the importance, much more important over what I write, of Jewish commentators for the Jewish world of religion. So I will continue to stay the way that I stay and focus on philosophy instead.