God is an offshoot of our base mind ego whose mandate is to survive at all costs. All creatures work off of such an ego mandate, giving all animal life a sense of specialness. Indeed, egocentrism is not just limited to humankind, but like all creatures humans love to think that they are God’s special creation precisely as nature intended.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store