July 14-A, 2022

Lake Brandt 03 11/11/2010 Oil Paint Rendered — Greensboro, North Carolina
The concept of "God's will"
comes to grief upon the realization
that if this is the best God can do,
God should be fired.
And if this is not the best God can do,
God should also be fired.

A God who wills being incapable 
of doing better than this
is a disgrace to the idea of God.

God is not who we think God is.
Our idea of God is not God.
God needs to be rethought.
We can do better than the God
we have been stuck with
for the last 4,000 years.

I like the idea of the source 
being life itself.
Life as an energy field
taking physical form,
winking into and out of 
material existence over time,
coming and going throughout
ages and eons
because that is what life does.

In its physical form,
life is a process sustaining itself
within the physical laws 
that support its survival,
producing morality and ethics
and all of the virtues and values
that provide a spiritual foundation
for material existence.

Take a couple of carbon atoms
and give them enough time
and you get something on the order
of what we have
when we look around,
through the process 
of electrons creating electrons
by crashing into electrons.

Light becoming life
returning to light.

Nothing to it.
Enough time is all it takes.


Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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