The Journey was written after I had written The Promise of the Father. The latter examines the phrase “the baptism in the Spirit”, which is a theme that introduces all of the four Gospels. During my research and writing of this book many Christian folk kept asking me “What is happening to me in this process?” In response to this I started to write The Journey.
The Journey quickly took on a life of its own and I found that I was interfacing with many other issues as well. Chief amongst those was the concept of secularism.
By secularism I mean that system of belief that attempts to divide what we know and believe into two areas: that which, can be objectively proved, and is thus trustworthy; and that which cannot be objectively proved and is therefore not trustworthy. My problem with this system is that it is not possible, from my view point, to decide whether something can be proved, empirically, and forever. There is no such thing as knowledge, only belief. From my viewpoint, secularism is a faith, a religion, it has no more claim to objectivity than any other belief.
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