Prayer: why bother?

Does praying into the Void make a lot of sense? As far as accomplishing anything significant, not much. It provides some comfort and consolation and maybe a bit of guidance on those rare occasions when the Void responds. People may be entirely justified wondering what’s the point. How often, in reality, does prayer change the outcome of any situation? What are the chances that I’ll get to change God’s mind? Continue Reading →

Why I Am Not God

Creation of Adam

At first glance, the premise seems self-evident. Yet, it’s not as simple and straight-forward as it might seem. Human beings (myself included) have a natural inclination — a sort of instinct — for thinking and acting as if we were in control of everything and therefore believe ourselves to be responsible for the outcome of everything. We become frustrated and angry when things don’t go our way or when unforeseen influences change or frustrate our plans. We humans may give lip service to believing in a god, yet we act as through the deity in charge is Us. That’s not Continue Reading →