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#8A MONOTHEISM

I believe in one God who is the Creator of the universe and source of the vital spark that energizes life. God is conceived of, prayed to, and worshipped in diverse ways. Some believe God does not interfere with the workings of the universe (deism), others imagine a moralistic God dispensing justice. Some conceive of God as an Intelligent Designer who acted with a purpose. Some give God human, perhaps male, attributes (anthropomorphism), others worship a female Goddess (Gaia). In sacred texts of many religions God is celebrated. Such words, I believe, are to be valued for what they inspire, not as divine words subject to literal interpretation.

Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries:

believes in God the Father

believes in God the Mother / Mother Goddess

accepts teleology, believes in God as Intelligent Designer

feels God doesn't intervene, values Deism

summary Wikipedia article: Monotheism

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 1231

Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 108

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God  (from online encyclopedia)
Creation--theology (from online encyclopedia)
Teleology (from online encyclopedia)
The Existence of God (arguments for and proofs of, from The Catholic Encyclopedia)
The Origins of Biblical Monotheism  (by Dennis Prager, New York University professor)
Worldview Watch issue #47: Paris, France and How Big and Majestic is Your Conception of God? 
Worldview Watch issue #31: God, Science, Faith
Why be Blinded by Science and Materialism?
God, Viewed by Christianity and Other Religions
Monotheism  (Christian-Catholic perspective)
"The Marketplace of Faith," by Jackson Dykman (report on American religious affiliations, in Time 3/10/08)
Ethical Monotheism (Jewish perspective)
An Introduction to Islamic Monotheism
The Question of God --the voice of Viktor Frankel in Man's Search for Meaning (on PBS website, find other voices on this question there also)
Religious Studies Popular Programs (links to 75 UCTV programs)
What is Monotheism? (atheist perspective)
Is There a God? by Marilyn Adamson (presents six reasons to believe in God)
"The Future of God" by Deepak Chopra (review by Alex Kip of this PBS publicized film on The Huffington Post August 5 2014) 
Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth  by Reza Aslan (book review on The Huffington Post Sep 3 2013)
Christians, Muslims and Jesus by Mona Siddiqui (book review from The Economist Aug 10 2013)
God: A Story of Revelation by Deepak Chopra (more about this 2012 book)
"Americans: Undecided About God?" by Eric Weiner (opinion article in NY Times December 13 2011)
"Philospher Sticks Up for God" by Jennifer Schuessler (review of book by Alvin Plantinga in NY Times Dec 2011)
"An Open Letter to the Atheist Community" by Rabbi Adam Jacobs (Feb 2011 letter on The Huffington Post)
A History of God by Karen Armstrong  (July 2009 review  by Simon Blackburn of this book about monotheism posted on The Guardian)
Is There a God? by Richard Swinburne (read portions of this 1996 book at Google Books)
Faith, Reason, God, by Cornelia Dean, NY Times (reviews of books by scientists (some believers, some atheists))
"Does Science Make Belief in God Obsolete?" (from the John Templeton Foundation website)
Cosmic Impressions: Traces of God in the Laws of Nature, by Walter Thirring (book by scientist looks at evidence of Creator)
"How Pope Benedict Reconciled God and the Big Bang" by G. Koprowski (Jan 15 2011 Fox News story)

Fingerprints of God by Barbara B. Haggerty (watch 2010 interview of the NPR affiliated author of this book, posted on You Tube)

How God Changes Your Brain, by A. Newberg and M. Waldman (read excerpts, reviews of 2009 book)
Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief, by Francis S. Collins (reviews of this 2006  book)
There is a God: How the World's Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind, by Atony Flew (NY Times review of 2007 book)
"Barrow and Tipler on the Anthropic Principle vs. Divine Design," by William Lane Craig  (Christian perspective)
Polytheism
Spiritual Wholeness (New Age Catholic perspective)
Tolerant Monotheism (indications from Islamic tradition)
God Against the Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism, by J. Kirsch
Bane of Monotheism
Goddess Worship
The World Union of Deists
Anthropomorphism
Intelligent Design (from online encyclopedia)
Anthropic Principle (from online encyclopedia)
Intelligent Design Network (seeks objectivity in origins science)
Intelligent Design? A special report from Natural History Magazine
Peer Reviewed Publications Supporting Intelligent Design (from The Discovery Institute)
"Life's Irreducible Structure," by Alex Williams (intelligent design promoted by appealing to autopoiesis)
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