Dear God, an Open Letter
Do you believe in God? If the answer is Yes, you probably haven’t thought much about it. If the answer is No, you have probably thought a lot about it and have many questions, as have I. This is important because what we collectively believe about God may save or destroy our future on this Earth. So I decided to ask Him directly. Perhaps my letters to God will help you as you ponder. More
Do you believe in God? If the answer is Yes, you probably haven’t really thought much about it. If the answer is No, you probably have thought about it a good bit, but may be rejecting a cultural construct as much or more than the presence of a supernatural deity. I’ve been thinking about it for 60 years and I still have many more questions than answers. Some questions have answers and some do not. Some questions have answers within our physical reality, and some questions require answers from the supernatural reality, if it exists, that created the universe, our Earth, and humanity.
Should you care about what other people believe and what their religions say they believe? In the past, maybe not so much, it used to be a big world. Now the world is not so big, there is not much space between cultures these days: the natural resources of our world are diminishing rapidly, our environment is changing rapidly, and our populations are expanding rapidly. I think it is very important now, at this flash point in the history of our species, for us to ask questions about what we believe and why we believe it. This is important because the beliefs of our religious cultures affect the governance of nations, and the influence of those beliefs may greatly affect the future of humanity on our Earth. In most situations and in many countries, openly questioning the veracity and authority of God and religion often results in marginalization and banishment from decision making positions.
So, yeah, this is a very big deal, and I’m certainly not the one to competently explore it, but I have a lot of questions and I have to try. And there is no more knowledgeable entity to ask about these things than God, if he/she/it exists. So I’ve written a series of letters to God to express my doubts, my views, and my ponders on God and religion in our society today.
There are seven letters, ebooks actually, one for every day of the week that God created. The topics I explore in my questions and conversations with God are the timeless, universal ones: Sunday, Belief/Disbelief; Monday, Our Fragile Earth; Tuesday, Freedom and Religion; Wednesday, Perception of God, Faith, Skepticism, Demons, Angels; Thursday, Biology and Evolution; Friday, Sex and Gender; and Saturday, Religions, Origins, Belief, Doubt. These ebooks are not comprehensive, scholarly works, mainly just the pondering of an aging marine biologist. This is the first ebook letter to God, hopefully you will find it interesting and thought provoking.