Natural spirituality asserts a viewpoint guided by reason. Human nature and nature are the only texts. Many of us were raised with Hell as a fact. The religious leaders proclaimed, "God loves you; but, if you do not love him, he will torment you for eternity in a fiery bottomless pit." Fear of damnation ruled our lives. Salvation for most of us was seen as a way of avoiding this terrible fate. We worried that a non-belief in Hell might alienate us from our family and God. At some point, we began to doubt religous rituals and doctrines. Hell and love became an obvious dichotomy. The content of this book reflects a worldview. Historical events discussed are based on common knowledge. We are endowed with a natural spirituality demonstrated by compassionate empathy for our fellow human beings. Our task is to not allow outside forces conceal our natural spirituality. The Greek Logos(loh-gohs) is defined as the perceived wisdom evident in nature. We are all part of the Logos. The primitive concept of one group being chosen by a deity over all other groups has been destructive.
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About the Author
Gary Pangburn has been married to Linda since 1971. Gary and Linda have one son who is an electrical engineer. Linda went to school at the University of Wyoming where Gary and Linda met. Linda worked for the State of Wyoming until her retirement. Gary holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from Bethel College and a Master of Education from the University of Wyoming. Gary served in Vietnam from May 1969 to May 1970. Gary was a teacher in elementary education and later worked at a bank as an insurance agent. Gary and Linda enjoy the mountains, camping with their son, fishing and Gary plays golf with other fanantics.