I have a problem that I'm not really sure what to do about. As many of you know, I am an English major. As an English major, I am required to read many different genres and types of writing...so what is the issue?
Sometimes, I am required to read things that speak against religion (mostly, against any religion in general, but a lot of the time it's against Christianity). I generally try to avoid any classes in which I know the material will contain something like this, but it's hard to do that. Some other classes are about the Bible and other Christian writings but they have weird interpretations and such...for example, there is a class that I might have to take that has the following description:
Three Gospels, published in 1997 by the late, accomplished novelist and short story writer Reynolds, is an introduction to the Gospels of Mark and John followed by An Honest Account of a Memorable Life, Price’s own apocryphal re-telling of the Gospel story. The course will introduce students to the radically different approaches that the two earliest scriptural Gospels took to the same subject matter. The final paper will be the student’s own composition of a Gospel apocryphon about the “memorable life.”
Is it a sin to take a class like that or to even write something like the teacher described above? Is it a sin to read anything that speaks against God? Is it a sin to try and compare anything (such as a literary character or passage) and link it to the Bible?
Your comments and ideas about this are greatly appreciated. Thank you.