The most essential element to making sound, moral decisions is freedom, but true freedom is unavailable in this world, or so it appears. This world, flush with distraction, has a myriad of mini-oppressors screaming at you about your non-freedom, or apparent non-freedom. It provides a plethora of reasons to affect your decisions from that which would have been made from the solid foundation of true freedom.
The most militant of these no-freedom gatekeepers are those that speak in the name of god, (I lowercase ‘god’ because god is a generic term, like ‘car’. There are many gods that rule over people, I don’t want to confuse one of these with the one true God, or Creator. For my own purposes I will use the term, ‘Creator’ for this posting and future postings until something better comes along.)
Most who desire to worship the Creator end up worshiping a paper god such as the bible or some other written text attributed to the hand of the Creator. Why would the the creator of all known reality; omniscient, omnipresent, eternal, etc., convey his message to us via written text, so ripe for mis-translation, mis-interpretation, and mis-understanding. There are so many things that can go wrong with that, and they have. So many different writings claiming divine decree, all fighting, (and killing) one another over their chosen text, or even interpretation.
So many, (if not all), of the worlds problems would be solved if we all had an accurate knowledge of the Creator and our decisions were made in acknowledgement of his presense.