I am writing this blog as an attempt to organize my thoughts on religion. My goal is to extract what is rational from the garbage heap of religious beliefs, and lay out this rational religion for all to see. I intend to write books on this topic, and this blog will consist of preliminary sketches. It is my basic assumption that rationality and religion can be reconciled, and furthermore that certain of the goals of religion are goals that any rational being should have. My goal is not to give final answers, as I do not think this is possible with this topic. Rather, I hope to stimulate people to figure things out for themselves. I hope to inspire religious people to be more rational, and rational people to be more religious.