Updated 2018: This website is a chronical view of my thoughts and ideas and about life, God, religion, character and the like. (To see all the articles in chronological order, click here.) Over many years I have been thinking and journaling and then putting my thoughts on this website, I have been transitioning from the idea that "God is in total control" to where I am now. To show where I started from, here is what I wrote when I first started this website.
"Our Basic Premise for the ideas on this website is that God is in total control of everything (both here on earth, in the universe, and everywhere else. God's ways are far higher than our ways. His ways are beyond understanding. Everything that happens is part of God's plan. There is nothing that happens here on earth (and everywhere else) that is outside of God's plan or outside of his will. Nothing that happens here on earth catches God by surprise. God does much more that "allow things to happen", instead he is the cause (whether directly or indirectly) of every circumstance, situation, happening, etc. Even the most (seemingly) horrific things that happen are all in God's plan. He sees far more that we can see or understand. At the same time, he (seemingly) gives us total free will to do as we please. Along with our "free-will" choices we also to experience the consequences of our choices. Once we begin to grasp (to our limited ability) the immense power and purpose of his plan, everything changes for us. We are no longer afraid of disasters."
Over the years since I began this website my thinking has transitioned quite a bit. Here below is closer to where I am in my thinking and beliefs in 2018.
What is God? AND What do I mean when I say God?
These two things are not necessarily the same thing. Just because I think that God is something does not make it so. At times the word "God" seems beyond my ability to understand or comprehend. And yet for the sake of understanding I must try to explain what I mean when I say God.
There is something that is the source and initiator of all things.
There is something that keeps all the planets and solar system on their courses.
There is something that makes plants grow
There is something that makes truth to be indisputable and undeniable.
There is something that is the source (the mother and father) of all things.
There is something that is the power that holds all things together.
To continue reading about what I mean when I saw "God", click here.
To read about the later part of my spiritual journed, click here