About the author


06.22.2010: I’m working on writing a legit Bio right now. Once done, this section will be updated fairly radically. So, look for that to be coming soon! 🙂 In the meantime…here’s the old stuff…

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Really, I’m just a guy. Just your ordinary, average guy. I like things most guys like…sports, fishing, rock-n-roll. In recent years, though, I’ve begun to wonder a lot about our world. How did we get here. What makes us ‘tick’ so to speak. This blog is my attempt to organize my thoughts on various subjects.

The early part of this blog shows a mind stuggling to find order in the choas. Most of the more recent posts show where I’ve come since then. A good place to start is here for a good explaination of the stuff before and after that post.

I guess this is a good place to post my very first writing on these topics. It at least gives a basis for the rest of the information in this blog…

5.09.2008 – Looking for Answers

 

In recent months, I’ve found myself in a place I’ve never been in before. A place that is many things. Sometimes it’s a scary place. Sometimes it’s an enlightening place. Sometimes it’s even a comforting place. More than anything, I find myself in a confusing place.

 

I’m not sure what’s brought this period along in my life. Or why all of a sudden it’s here. Maybe it’s growing older that causes this. Maybe it’s me becoming more satisfied with my place in life and my mind has more time to think about things. I guess when it comes down to it, the ‘whys’ really don’t matter. The fact is, I’ve arrived here, and now I’ve got to figure out where to go from here.

 

I suppose I should explain what ‘this place’ is at this point. I seem to have developed an insatiable thirst for knowledge. More specifically, knowledge or our origins. By my use of the word “Our” I mean, this human race. In the 21st century. How did we get here? Why do we believe the things we believe about our past? What forces are really at work in the world, universe, and beyond? Why do the various religions of the world believe what they believe? What do they have in common? Who’s right?

 

One thing is for sure…I don’t appreciate people telling me I’m wrong in my beliefs. I’d like to know who they think gives them the authority to say or even think that. I guess that’s my problem with organized religion. It’s either their way, or you’re wrong (even to the point of claiming that your ‘lost’). I guess, though, in their defense, they’d be hypocritical to believe what they believe without thinking that every other viewpoint is wrong. I, personally, want to know what EVERY ‘religion’ believes…and how they arrived at their theories. I think it’s only through that knowledge that we may be able to come to our own conclusions and maybe some REAL truth to what’s really going on.

 

As for MY beliefs? Well, I guess that’s really how I got here. I don’t entirely KNOW what my beliefs are. I have some theories (I’ll probably get into those later), but I’m not totally sold on anything. For a while, I figured I was atheist. It was my logical, scientifically thinking mind that took me there. However, lately, I’m thinking that maybe there is something out there. Though, I don’t believe that there is a single omnipotent force that willed the entire universe into existence and that punishes non-believing souls to an eternity of fire and brimstone. My upbringing would like me to believe those things, but my mature mind tells me how illogical that really is. Never in my life have I seen or experienced ANYTHING that I would consider to be ‘supernatural’. If there was even ONE instance that I could refer to of something that happened and I couldn’t apply a logical explanation to it, then I would have reason to doubt myself. But, no, there’s been nothing.

  1. June 8, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    http://modernatheist.org/2010/06/06/an-ontological-basis-for-the-denial-of-god/

    This is a compassionate treatment of a serious subject; I think you might like to look it over.

    Sincerely, D R Hosie – Modern Atheist.org

  2. adoubtersramblings
    June 9, 2010 at 6:36 am

    Cool Page! Thanks for posting it! I’ve added you guys to my blogroll!

  3. June 26, 2010 at 10:31 am

    I noticed that you want to know what every religion believes. This is certainly a task for a lifetime! I’m also interested in world religions, and have taken classes on the topic while in college. But I do have a primary focus on Christianity as it is my personal favorite! 😉

    If you still study Christian thought, I would highly recommend looking into the life of Bonhoeffer (if you haven’t already) and some of his writings. I find his life just as interesting as his writings, if not more so, as he demonstrated living in an imperfect, even horrible, world as a Christian. Secondly, I would suggest looking into Karl Barth and specifically his book “The Epistle to the Romans”. It is a work of theology that changed the course of theology in the last hundred years or so.

    Anyways, to find truth in the world is a noble cause, and I wish you luck. =)

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