Welcome to the ‘Toward Understanding’ blog.

The intention of this blog is to give me, and anyone who wishes to comment on the posts, a forum to explore the universe we find ourselves in through thought, contemplation, philosophy, whatever.

A couple of things to keep in mind when reading/commenting:

1. Keep it respectful – you don’t have to agree with everything, but disagree respectfully.  Good natured verbal sparring is encouraged, verbal attacks are not tolerated. Overly blue language will probably be removed.

2. Keep on topic – Keep comments related to the blog post.  Don’t get tangled up in arguments that go off on tangents.

3. I will be moderating – It’s my blog.  I have an anarchistic and anti-authoritarian streak in me a mile wide so modertation will probably be minimal to non-existent, but ultimately only I get the final say of what gets published and what doesn’t.


I’ve lived long enough to have a fairly developed worldview.  There are certain things I’ve wrestled with over the years, and some of them I personally won’t be wasting time agruing or defending.  If your worldview is different, your comments are welcome, even encouraged, just don’t be suprised or offended if your challenge to these presuppositions are summarily dismissed or ignored.  An inexhaustive list of those presuppositions include:

1. I’m a christian, so a monotheistic god is presumed to be a part of the universe.

2. There is such a thing as ‘objective absolute truth’.  Whether that truth can be known objectively and absolutely is another matter, but it does exist.

3. Following from the first two, the universe is created.  6 day, theistic evolutionary, big bang, 6 vision theory…however it was done, it was created.  I won’t be letting any creation/evolution arguments get too developed.  There are other forums set aside for that.

I hope we get some good conversations going in the metas that can help develop understanding, of both the universe, and of the creatures that polulate it, including each other.



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