Category Archives: Grains of Sand

You Say That I Am A King

Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?” Pilate replied, “I am not a Jew, … Continue reading

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A Brief Biography of God Part Four: Life Support

After hanging around the planet for millennia, messing with humans only to have them mess right back, our favorite Supreme Being took just a couple of hundred years to go from from comfortable middle age to life support.

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A Brief Biography of God Part Three: The Midlife Crisis

Somewhere around 9,000 years ago, give or take a few thousand years, humans began to abandon their hunter-gatherer cultures. They started to domesticate livestock and cultivate crops, which meant that they could stop wandering the land and start to build … Continue reading

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A Brief Biography of God Part Two: The Awkward Teenage Years

So God’s biography begins with humans attempting to provide a very basic and primitive explanation of creation. Some ancient societies imagined multiple gods and goddesses responsible for different natural phenomena—the sun, water, the seasons, nature’s bounty were all personified by human-like … Continue reading

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A Brief Biography of God Part One: The Early Years

The image of God, or of a supernatural being or beings somehow controlling the universe, must have entered the human brain very early in our history on this planet. Creationists and evolutionists and everyone in between, I think, can agree … Continue reading

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A Brief Biography of God: Prologue

Originally written in 2007 under the title “A Short History of God,” this series of essays lay out the foundation of my personal beliefs about religion and spirituality. Much of what I say here will be familiar to readers of … Continue reading

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