Religion

I’m a student working on an assignment that requires using an “ethical decision making process” to suggest a possible resolution to an “ethical” dilemma. The case we’ve been presented with is that of a person who has had a neurological deficit and hasn’t been improving as fast as the insurance company would like so the insurance company no longer wants to fund treatment. We’re supposed to use an ethical decision making model to decide whether or not we should lie to the insurance company about progress to prolong treatment or find some alternative solution. Do you know of any resources for making “ethical” decisions that don’t actually involve ethics or morals?

My growing and learning beckons questions which crave answers. One particular area in my studies is man’s “spirituality.” When asking myself about the essence of “religion,” I also want to feel back to what “religion” was before the Great Forgetting (GF). I feel the animist-glow sometimes and then follow the linear evolution until the ability to think in abstract ways seemed also to form (or allow room) for “the gods/God,” etc. I trust I’m making sense to you: the concept I’m trying to convey.

After reading all your books to date and listening to “The Book of the Damned” on audio I keep wondering what exactly you mean by “the gods”. I took it to mean that Leavers were, and still are living at the whim of nature and simply taking what comes free and not worrying about what is to come next. I assumed that you did not actually mean any god or gods in specific. Am I interpreting “The gods” correctly?

What is my question to you? Simply whether you find any value in any FORM or KIND of techniques, practices, or exercises to edify your “spirit” (if I may say that), to connect to your creativity, wisdom, etc. that’s within you. Whether or not Leaver peoples do this, I do not know. But as a writer, thinker, and resident of civilization (Houston even), do you find time, room, and place for this? If too personal a question, do you shrug your shoulders at such things, finding it yet an irrelevant question?