Ok so I thought I would Join project reason, and see if I can find any thoughtful people who can produce a reasoned objection to what I am trying to accomplish with the Free Press Bible Project. If not perhaps I could find some people to help me with it. It would be neat to get the endorsement of project reason. Hey a fella can dream right?
The project is a self guided, authentically non-denominational approach to religion. But for those who think of themselves as secular it can be considered strictly philosophical and non-religious. It involves creating a personalized collection of articles that the user finds appealing or valuable. The tag line I am going with is “Philosophical Self-Criticism Through Self-Canonization”
The way it works is that the website displays random articles from the user generated archive (which is under development). The new user can view random articles until something strikes their fancy or they can keyword search the archive and select articles for inclusion in their collection. They can also conveniently add articles and snippets of material found on the web or using a special browser plug in. Each article in the archive will have an associated debate where supporting and critical comments can be made by the public.
People can network with other people with remarkably similar or different collections and have stimulating conversations etc..
I intend to sell a printed binder product that contains the printable content of the “promotional release”. It is intended to be an amazingly useful (user serviceable) collection of content that generates buzz about whats possible when ideas are freely shared, while being careful not to be directly offensive to any religious or secular sensibilities.
I have thought this idea out pretty thoroughly and now I need to start having conversations about it so thanks in advance if you decide to help me make my vision a reality.
btw you can snoop at the website I’m trying to get going at http://www.freepressbible.net