Before you enter the main section of this area. I would like to make a couple of points.
In these pages I am going to talk about a lot of different things and touch on many topics dealing with faith and life in general. Some of these topics I agree with, some I do not.
Many of my pages deal with topics which are designed not so much to say what path one should follow, for that choice we must each make on our own, but rather consider and learn about other possibilities. And hopefully in the process gain a stronger faith than we had before by understanding and letting our own beliefs stand up to the test.
This means that I will be trying to look at many of the topics from many different directions. Some people will be offended, others will agree, and yet others will not care. But my one hope is that ALL will think about it and decide if what they believe is really what they should.
For even the Bible says:
The simple believeth every word:
but the prudent man looketh well to his going. (KJV)
Or put another way.
A simple man believes every word he hears;
a clever man understands the need for proof. (New English Bible 1970)
Of course it also says:
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man,
but the end thereof are the ways of death. (KJV)
As we are all only human, it boils down to a matter of faith. Faith that we are doing what in our heart we each believe is correct. Not because someone says it is, but because deep in our soul we know it is right.
As for my thoughts, views, writings, and actions, since I am only human I am sure, though I try not to, I am sure I will make mistakes. Just as everyone on the planet will make mistakes from time to time in their lives. It would be delusional to believe otherwise.
Which is why it is so important for each person to decide for themselves what is the right path and not simply follow what I or anyone else says is right.
And thus the reason as you go through these pages I ask not that you agree with what is said but rather only that you think about it.