An Alaskan journalist's perspective on local and national issues

A message to the Christian right.

Lucien Maverick's Blog

If one had to describe what their religion is, the exact framework of it, what would it be?  Well, that’s pretty simple.  The first part is the belief in an all-powerful deity.  With me so far?  Good.  Of course, with that, there are plenty of other supernatural elements with it, such as souls, spirits (or angels), and powers beyond mankind’s comprehension.  There must also be an afterlife.  Now, this is where many such belief systems don’t mix, because some believe that there is only one, and some believe that there are two or more, and you must have a certain system of behaviors to get there.

Along with the supernatural, almost all religions have a belief structure as to where life on Earth or this entire universe came from.  Within the context of this, it isn’t entirely uncommon to find there to be a proposed theory as to what the…

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