I believe an introduction is in order. Hello, my name is David Dietz. This introduction will intentionally be short and sweet. You may or may not know who I am, but my goal is for you to get to know me through not only my posts but through personal, one-on-one conversations with you. I want you to know that you’re loved. You’re important, what you have to say is important, what you believe is important, and the purpose of this website is to allow me the opportunity to show you that.
We’ll dive into some hard topics along the way. Some of these discussions will be fun, some will be deep, and others may sting a little. I can assure you that I won’t always have the answers to your questions, but in any case, I want you to know that you have a voice. Your voice is valuable to me.
With that said, I see this website being centered around Jesus; not the Americanized country-club attending Jesus you’re probably used to seeing. More, I’d like to show you the guy that liked to party, have fun, and hang out with prostitutes; the Jesus that stood up against injustice, hate, discrimination, and harmful religious ideals to the point that they killed him for it. You may have read some about this guy, but I’m sure you’ve not seen him much at 1st National Church of Divinity, and you’ve certainly not seen him much on Facebook.
Jesus was a heretic in the eyes of most in his day, and should be today, in my opinion. If the Jesus you’ve heard about looks more like a celebrity that leaves you with a bad taste in your mouth, you’ve not yet been introduced to the heretical Jesus I’m talking about. If you’ll allow me to do so, I’d like to personally express a kind of love to you that you’re probably unfamiliar with – A Heretical Love.
Note: I’m opening this website up for dialogue for anyone. Please be advised that I fully anticipate atheists, agnostics, denominationals, non-denoms, multiethnic, LGBTQ, straight, and international participation. Cyber bullying absolutely will not be tolerated.