Why is there such a preoccupation of the
afterlife and yet so little thought regarding pre life - about what exists
before we are born? And what about those yet to come, those not yet
born? If we believe that our souls are immortal then we must believe that
our souls existed before we were born. Yet no major religion really
addresses this issue. Of course, if you don't believe in the...
The Bible, scientists - and the universe
Genesis, which is, in part, the Biblical description of the
creation of the universe, is presumed to have been written by Moses, under the
inspiration of the Holy Spirit during the forty years that the children of
Israel wandered in the wilderness (1450 - 1410 B.C.). As such it was
written by a man who had no knowledge of the universe, who didn’t know any
theories about the big bang or...
Religions are conservative
One of the obvious things is that most of the religions practiced today were
first established hundreds and thousands of years ago. Their principles and
tenets were often based on a very strong leader who combined the ethics and
morals of that time with the then current scientific knowledge to the extent it
applied. That many of the religions are still with us today testifies to the...
The start: Faith - or the lack therof
This is the
first in a series of ramblings about God and faith. It is not meant to offend anyone nor start arguments
that descend into bitter name calling. Think
of it as an intellectual exercise meant for those who enjoy such things. I am willing to publish any and all comments provided
they do not become strident. So, with
those thoughts in mind, let me start the journey. Come along if...