ETA stands for English Teacher Agnostic, which sums up my most important characteristics with regards to this project.
English Teacher – Yes, I am a practicing English teacher with a double degree (that’s two B.A.s) in English and Secondary Education. But besides the fact that AET is a much more awkward acronym, I put “English Teacher” first because I wanted to emphasize that I am primarily doing this as a literary exercise. The focus of this project is not to ridicule but to deconstruct, to record my own critical analysis of the Bible—as literature, as mythology, as a piece of text written by humans that is therefore inherently imperfect but also inherently fascinating.
Agnostic – Religion is not an important aspect of my life, and it never has been since I was raised in a mostly secular household. Because of this, I consider myself an agnostic. I once saw a bumper sticker that read “Militant Agnostic: I don’t know and you don’t either.” While I chuckled when I read it, I certainly don’t try to actively argue with people about what they believe.