Charles Johnson

Executive Vice President / Chief Operating Officer, Texas Systems & Controls, Inc.
College Station, TX, United States

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Charles Johnson
Posted almost 3 years ago
Who is God?
To ask "who" God is dilutes the possibilities? Similarly, any of "who", "what", "when", "where" and "how" dilute the possibilities. An atheist would argue that there is no God. An agnostic, only that there is no way to know. Each religion, of course, promotes its own spiritual and mystical knowledge. In Christianity, it is taught that their is a triune God, only one of which may be said to answer the "who" question directly, and God Himself, may be known indirectly as someone who is the Father. The complications become apparent rather quickly. The question might be better asked: Why is God? There are several more competent to answer that question. Joseph Campbell left us with a body of work that offers many clues. There are many clues in all of the religious texts. Reading each of the responses in this thread also offers many clues as to the purpose of God in human society. Personally, my belief requires daily exercise in the rejection of all psychological manifestations of fear. At a very simplistic level, call such manifestations such personal weaknesses that would lead to any of the seven deadly sins. In other words, I seek to discover my purpose, one awareness at a time, and have faith that that purpose flows from a power greater than myself.
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Charles Johnson
Posted almost 3 years ago
Can Poetry save the World?
Poetry is the blood in the body of free expression. Each poem that circulates both delivers essential truth and carries off waste. Poetry will not save the world. Nor will music. Nor will any individual form of free expression, whether artistic, journalistic, theatrical, etc. But to the extent that free expression is saved, so too the world will be saved.