[Editor's note: the following was written for the benefit of his nieces and nephews.]
All the the things that influenced my life and thinking and have led me to an “informed” look at life are in this short piece.
I write this as a person continually searching for the truth. My training and being is applying everything to logic and common sense. At one time in my life a lot of the writings of the Bible did not seem logical.
I was raised in the church as a Presbyterian and benefited by the teachings of the church in Sunday School.
As a young adult I drifted from the church, having to work in J & L Steel every Sat & Sun through college. In college I was in a very free thinking progressive atmosphere. Although I was raised in the church, baptized, joined church I felt during my young adult life I was not a Christian.
In the service I attended church irregularly, but I did attend. I also started my search. I was trained as an economist and the subject that held my most interest was economics and political history.
I have about 60 credits in field of economics and through study the similarities between economic, political and religious history really sparked an interest in how they are tied together.
Copyright © 2013 Gordon Sykes Jones. Re-published here with permission.