I know I have been neglecting this blog..But I feel I should tell everyone a little about myself and why this blog was created in the first place.
About the Blog.
Let me talk about the why before I talk about myself. Two years ago Dorian, and Tothewire created ADKOB. I was brought in for the political debates. Then I had an idea to have a open-forum style discussion on religion and name it Project: Sanctuary. It fit with the overall goal of ADKOB.
Recently my attention has been on ADKOB and not this blog, so it has yet to be used to its fullest potential. I plan on changing that by going on a new course of study that readers will have access to the source material and I will be going over it, introducing my thoughts. But not in a way that it will tell you this is what it means. But this is what it means to me what does it mean to you. I believe that this is an effective way to discuss philosophy. On this site, Religious Debates are encouraged. But only when the author actually labels it as such. If it does not say Religious Debate then automatically assume it is a discussion. The difference between a debate and discussion is: The ultimate goal of a debate is to prove you are right. The ultimate goal of a discussion is to convey your own ideas and how you came up with those ideas.
I am a semi-self taught, ordained multi-faith minister. I have gone studied many different religions, as well as practiced like I was a follower of those religions. I have noticed that in every religion, they teach the same conceptual ideas. I believe that the bible is not the Word of God in the literal sense. I believe the bible is the Word of God in the more conceptual sense of things. That the things God really wants everyone to learn is these concepts, imagery, and points of the different parables in the Bible. This is one of the messages I believe Jesus Christ tried to actually tell people. I would not really consider myself a Christian, because my beliefs do not really match up with the fundamental organized church. I believe that the same God created all of the world religions and that the Mayan Time beliefs do tie it all together. I believe that every religion (Even those that seem very opposite of each other.) was created by the same source. But Its the individual prophets or enlightened human beings perceptions that make them all different. In essence I believe in a conceptual sense they all teach the same thing. I do not believe God is an actual being sitting in another dimension (Even though it is possible, and I am open to it being possible.) But rather God is the creative energy that envelops the entire universe.
I will keep the comments open for the authors and contributors of this site to tell a little about themselves, their beliefs, and why. So that the readers already have the framework for how that author thinks, giving a deeper insight to actually being able to understand that main underlying point every author and contributor is trying to convey.