In humanity’s search for God the names given to deities and the religions that try to define them abound. Yet, who among us has the wisdom and authority to name and define the Eternal First Cause of all life? Furthermore, who among us has God’s permission to tell the rest of us how to conduct our lives? Though many men and women have claimed to know God’s identity and intentions for the rest of us, insufficient evidence has been given to support their claims. Unfortunately, where religious dogmatism based on the old writings of men has prevailed, our ability to search for God has been restrained.
The content of this blog records the thoughts of a spiritual man on a journey to learn about God. Admittedly, most of it has to do with my exodus from faith in so-called “revealed religion” in which I was raised. The record of my escape so far is primarily negative for it is about breaking free from dogmatic chains and knocking down the walls that imprisoned my mind. Hopefully, in time I will be able to write less about criticisms of “revealed religions” and more positive things about my search for God.
The words Theistic Deism seem to best describe what I currently believe about God. In many regards I am a deist because I reject the hear-say claims of revelation from God on the grounds of insufficient evidence, which I will get into more in another post. I also believe in “natural revelation” rather than “special revelation.” However, I’m also a theist because I don’t believe that God abandoned the world after creating it. I still feel connected to God in a spiritual way. I pray daily. I praise. And I am still in awe. So the best way to describe my views about God is Theistic Deism or Deistic Theism. I think that there are probably many others like me. If so, then I hope this blog will help you on your journey.