The Finale of My Life
By Raymond Fontaine, Ph.D. - November 2006
E-mail no. 44: A Reader Suggests a Fanfare
I have just finished reading your book. Wow! From being a priest who preached the revelation of God through Jesus Christ to being a deist who now teaches God's existence as revealed in the wonders and designs of nature - what a dramatic changeover!
From your book I learned that you will be 89 years old on November 11. You have at most three or five years to spread the word of Nature's God. So if you had a billion dollars and carte blanche to hasten the triumph of Nature's God before you pass away, what would you do?
I suppose you could write another book, this one not telling us more about yourself but all about God: who he is, where he is, what he does and what he wants from us humans. That book would be your Bible as it were, similar in style to the Torah, the Gospel and the Koran.
Just writing it, however, would not suffice. It would have to be published and promoted by well-informed and devoted people worldwide. To train people for this gigantic task worldwide, you would have to establish hundreds of divinity schools, such as the Catholic seminaries.
Moreover you might want to build places of worship like those of the Catholics, the Protestants, the Jews and the Muslims. People of the same faith like to gather somewhere to worship their God with sermons and songs and rituals.
I feel certain that you have considered the above possibilities and devised a plan of action for the next five years. I would be very interested in your strategy. If possible, I'll give you a hand.
E-mail no. 45: I'm Satisfied to Write More Articles on the Internet.
Thank you for your e-mail reminding me what I must do for Nature's God before my approaching demise. Let me tell you my plan of action.
I don't think that I need write a book about Deism. The doctrine of Deism is very simple: namely, the designs in nature presuppose Supreme Intelligence. That's the only tenet in Deism. Nature tells us that the Creator exists but nothing about his nature and actions and plans for all humans. We must fend for ourselves, exploiting our full potential and relying upon the environment.
If the doctrine of Deism is that simple and doesn't require a book, there is no need for professional teachers like priests trained in seminaries to explain it. The designs in nature do that by themselves. Children can see them on the surface and scientists uncover them on a deeper level.
As regards churches and temples, certainly God does not need them for his glory. He has all of nature for that. Nor do humans need churches and temples wherein to glorify God. They can praise and thank God anywhere in nature. That's what I do now and so can everyone else.
I am convinced that eventually humans worldwide will honor God as revealed in the designs and marvels of nature. I'm simply trying to hasten ever so little that glorious day. When it happens, all humans on earth will glorify not the god whom certain humans created but the God who created all of nature.
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