The Reasonable View of God
by Philip Acquah
During his early years in Ghana, West Africa, Philip had wanted to make a living by drumming and singing; however, his father discouraged him from such an idea because he felt that one could not make a decent living performing art in a developing country. His father insisted that Philip become a medical doctor; this started Philip on a path of faith instead of mental truthfulness. After pursuing science unsuccessfully through faith, Philip decided to be mentally truthful, thereby dropping all science courses and settling for a degree in business management. However, his quest for God led him to become one of the Jehovahs Witnesses. A tragedy in his life opened his eyes to the kindness of human beings in general, discouraging him from associating with any religious indoctrination that characterizes a fellow human being as unbeliever, infidel, gentile, or worldly. By being mentally truthful, Philip discovered that understanding is the real power of his mind, and that judgment is the actual function of his conscience. In The Reasonable View of God, Philip points out that since it is demonstrable that the universe of one life can exist in another life, humanity cannot know the very nature of God any more than a malaria parasite can know the nature of a human being in whom the parasite resides. Therefore, every human being must be mentally truthful in the conceptualization of Godwhom the eyes cannot seeand emotionally sympathetic towards fellow human beingwhom the eyes can see.