Some friends have mused on god, God, and similar topics in their journals. I always enjoy such when they are discussions and mutually provoking, instead of battling of idees fixes. With people such as Shawn and Vamp these discussions are always valuable.Mother passed away a few years ago. I have a book, usually thrown into the stack of reading material in the throne room, that she gave me right after high school. "Hope you find this thought provoking, Love Always Mother Christmas 1968". The book is "Prayers for the Self Sufficient - A Negative Approach To God", by Father Don Kanaday. He continues to write, as far as I know, however this book has been out of print for some time. Looking back now, I'm quite lucky in how Mother always attempted to give me room for my own thoughts and wishes - and Dad always has as well, of course. When I see others with their parents rigidly enforcing their own hang ups, religiosity, and narrowness on their adult children, I have to once again feel gratitude. Here are a couple of samples from the book, for example...
Let me rise above my carnal lusts,
Bearing always in mind, of coure,
So that, in fairness,