Hello. My name is Ken Ungerecht and I would like to welcome you to the
God Theories web page.
Exploring the nature of human spirituality has been a passion of mine for over 4o years. I have always tried to view this topic with an open mind and from as many perspectives as possible. These endeavors have led me to believe that the grandeur of who we really are is a wonderful mix of the mystical, the mysterious, the irrational, and the rational. It is a topic about which a myriad of material has already been written, but its vastness ensures there will always be room for more. I have written this particular book with three primary thoughts in mind.
First, I would like to see engendered a more open, honest, and tolerant discussion of the many ideas that people have with regard to this very important area of their lives.
Second, I would like to see a greater degree of reason brought in to this discussion. Today we live in a world where science and the rational often seem to dominate and dictate how and what we think. Science has often been seen as an antagonist to the ideas of spirituality. There is an increasingly loud segment from this community that would claim the discoveries of science have rendered the concept of God obsolete. I believe they are wrong. I believe that, in the end, science itself will play an integral role in proving them wrong. In my book, I offer several reasons why I believe that to be true.
The third thought rises out of a concern that the efforts that have been made by certain elements of our society to force some kind of alternative course in the public schools, designed to offset what they see as the atheistic teaching of evolution, may eventually prove to be successful. This is a concern because if that were to happen it would effectively quiet many voices that should be heard with regard to such a discussion. I think there may be room in the public schools for an objective discussion around the ideas of human spirituality if instituted carefully and wisely. But such a discussion would have to be completely inclusive, or at least as inclusive as reasonably possible, and it would also have to be in strict compliance with the constitutional establishment of the separation of church and state. But I do also think that such a discussion could be of extreme value for the future of our children if it were properly enacted. Though there are obvious challenges to the attainment of this goal, I think it can be accomplished if it is something we decide we really want.
If any of these thoughts are also of interest to you, then I invite you to come and explore them further with me.