iDeas about Belief

an ever evolving thing

The interesting thing about beliefs is that even when someone is a stalwart believer in one regiment of thought, a variation exists somewhere under the surface of the believer's initial testimony.  We want to hear your variation.  There must be something you have modified about the doctrine you subscribe to.

Groovy Guru Talks With God

“I’m not God, they just say I am.  I’m just a guy who reached infinite potential.”  We sat next to each other on a rock […]
Sep 1, 2017 / Add Comment

Chadwick's Jesus

"I'm not much of a Jesus guy," Chadwick, in a quiet whisper confided in me. He had polished off one of our finest and well […]
Feb 18, 2016 / Add Comment

We Sure Are Blessed

When a believer in God is blessed (by God) with something for free or drastically discounted by another in distress I question whether a “God” […]
Jul 18, 2015 / Add Comment

Honey Boo Boo Binge

One nice thing about being an atheist is that there is no entity to let me down. I don’t question why God lets little black […]
May 19, 2014 / Add Comment

This is my Bible

“This is my Bible. It is the word of God.” “I’m glad you are reading it,” I said to the man. He seemed to not […]
May 10, 2014 / Add Comment

Conversation

I think the conversation about what to believe needs to be changed. It is not constructive to proselyte a system of belief that millions of […]
Apr 30, 2014 / Add Comment

Dear God

Dear God, I have never come across anyone who has been the recipient of the amount of criticism you have been. And I have never heard […]
Mar 24, 2014 / Add Comment

Wayfarers Chapel

It’s Sunday and I’m at Wayfarers Chapel in Palos Verdes. The church is empty, but there are plenty of people outside, walking around, taking pictures, […]
Mar 16, 2014 / Add Comment

Human Nature is Amazing

I stopped studying religion when I stopped needing to study things I never have and don’t believe I ever will see. My young adult life […]
Mar 12, 2014 / Add Comment

Happy Holidays

I see a lot of snowmen painted on store windows these days. Reindeer too. And I see plenty of billboards and ads wishing everyone “Happy […]
Dec 24, 2013 / Add Comment

The Concept of Jesus

I don’t accept Jesus as my personal savior, so I’m not a Christian. But I love the concept of Jesus and what believing in him […]
Dec 20, 2013 / Add Comment

A Good Belief System

I’m not into denigrating people for their beliefs. I may not agree with their chosen philosophies, but I have to respect them as one human […]
Dec 9, 2013 / Add Comment

Developed Nations God

I believe in the superiority of the human race; that each individual is an eternal being of thought and personality moving through time and space […]
Dec 8, 2013 / Add Comment

Thirty Five Years

I spent thirty-five years of my life as a devout Mormon. I followed the doctrines and did all within my power to live up to […]
Dec 6, 2013 / Add Comment