This falls under the "never too old to learn" category, which is something I have to keep slapping myself in the face to remember. As the years advance it is easy to fall into a state of physiological hubris and assume I have all the various formulas figured out for weight, indigestion, hiccups etc.
We will pick right up where we left off last time, which you may recall was when you, the intelligent skeptic, granted that I was speaking rationally when I said some type of life after death, or Eternal Life, might be possible. Based on my reflections and observations, I think it is. Because this notion underlies most of the world's “religions” it will be useful to take an overview of the history of the world's religious ideas. I may have to generalize for reasons of space.
An opportunity has arisen to sketch out what I believe in the area of “religion.” It is not something I have been inclined to do any time recently because I am not very good at talking about the topic. But in separate conversations in recent weeks I got the idea that if I put it down in writing, I could point the person to the blog post and just say, “if you go read this you will see what I believe.” I think I can do a better job writing than talking (which is not a high bar to pass, believe me) and since I have not figured out anything else to do with this blog, here goes.
This is the first blog post on the new blog. I will use it to explain (and clarify for myself) why in the name of all that is good and holy I would start yet another new blog. And I mean that both in the sense of “why create blog number 70,000,001 in a world that already has 70-million blogs?” and why I, Joe Budzinski, would see fit to create a new one in addition to the several others I started up the past 8 or so years.
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