The Eccentric

Yet some get caught in the clouds of the supernatural. And they praise the symbolic over the literal. To them, symbolic experiences are signs of religion. This way of spotting religion seldom works. Charlatans benefit from naïve believers. And false prophets speak without fear. Indeed, the religious eccentric shows strange behavior. But such strange behavior might lack wonder. And despite the oddness of a person’s behavior or their anti-social disposition, wonder still is crucial. Because without wonder, the religious eccentric is mad. For they are subject to strange and sometimes disturbing experiences, as is the madman.

By Dwight A. Lucas II

I am an artist, musician, writer, professor, and believer. In my leisure, I write poetry, short stories, and articles. Playing the alto saxophone is another thing I do in my leisure time. I like to cover gospel and jazz standards. As a matter of fact, I sometimes compose my own music. One of my jobs is teaching Black history and graphic design at Danville Area Community College. This job allows me to keep on sharing and receiving knowledge. In 2005, I graduated with a B.A. in studio art from Illinois State University. I then graduated from Tiffin University with a Master’s in Humanities in 2010. Later, I received a Ph.D. in Humanities in 2019 from Faulkner University. I enjoy reading novels and books on theology and philosophy. I have a wide range of interests. And this website will show those diverse interests.