As I said, this is a webLOG and this post is the first in what I think will be the log part of my blog.
This will probably change as I go along. I may edit this post, or I may just add more posts.
I put in my PDA some of the things I was thinking about God, faith and religion.
Here it is straight out of the handheld:
"A religion that venerates god, but does not appeal to god for intercession? I never thought god would step in and "fix" everything. Miracles are how you choose to view or experience events AND/OR how they Affect YOU.
09/27/08 more added 29Sep08
1. Something or someone started the universe
2. There are powers greater than us
3. Free will
5. If there is a god who is involved with us then he is good and loves us
6. There are other intelligent races in the universe other than human that are on a similar (IE not godlike) level
7. The universe is nearly infinitely complex and unknowable in the whole (analogy: you can know how bricks work and how to make and lay them, but not have knowledge of all of the Great Walls in China or even all the walls in all the houses in England).
8. Religion was created by man.
9. Religious people are not stupid
10. Non-religious people are not just people that haven't been enlightened (born again etc.)
I don't believe:
1. God is:
--a. Omnipotent, omniscient, knowable, revealed, AND interventionist (he may be some of these, but not all)
--d. A conscious earth or biosphere
2. The universe is completely random
9. UFOs have visited us
10. Prayers can have any physical effect (see miracles)
11. Magic (see miracles)
1. There is God
2. There is a heaven"