What I Believe

I believe there is a Prime Mover behind the universe, a transcendent consciousness we Western Christians commonly call God. By definition, an eternal & infinite conscious which by nature is constantly aware of every iota of its creation.

A consciousness which on occasion has made its presence known much like bonsai masters make their presence known to their trees.

I believe the teachings of the rabbi we refer to today as Jesus Christ are a manifestation of what the Prime Mover desires for us. I believe nothing is forbidden if it is done from love (and the Golden Rule is the first litmus test in that).

I believe the physical universe behaves under a set of observable scientific principles, and many of the things the Bible refers to as miracles are either a transcendent Prime Mover alerting people to a natural event ahead of time, or a rare but nonetheless statistically inevitable event occurring at a time that benefits the observers.

That being said, I think there are times when the Prime Mover acts directly in human affairs.

But the most important thing in my mind is this: All of the above is trivia if we do not love and care for one another as the Prime Mover loves and cares for us; to love one another is to love God, and to love God is to love one another.

THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE.

W. Somerset Maugham On Writing Novels

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