Perfect: today, I’m beginning a short series of presentations on the word perfect, it’s implications and applications especially as applied to God and his universe(s). The word itself is defined as absolute; complete; free from faults or defects; lacking in nothing; unchangeable. Throughout all ages, mankind has recognized a “higher power” which has been given many, many names by various societies and cultures—some of the more commonly known include God, Yahweh, Allah, Buddha, Brahma, Venus, Zeus, Aphrodite, Hades, Poseidon, Diana, Mars, Minerva, Ceres, etc. All of these gods have one thing in common—they were considered to be the absolute authority and/or power in their individual domains. During the course of my seventy or so years of serious inquiry and investigation, I gradually concluded that all of these entities had one thing in common—they were absolutely mythical because not one of their subjects could even begin to define their essence. History has shown that many, many great minds, philosophers and theologians of all sorts and descriptions have recognized the miniscule, inept and insufficient understanding of their god. Each, in turn, has made a desperate attempt to add definitive meaning to their deities—each has failed miserably. I am currently following with astonishing amusement the daily writings of one in particular. My favorite saying is “it’s like watching a blind man hunt for the North Star”, or to use a more familiar saying, “It’s like hunting for a needle in a haystack”. My insatiable, unrelenting quest for that definitive answer of “who or what God really is” has caused and allowed my mind to think “outside the box”, and that endeavor has demanded that I connect the dots that I see in creation and link them directly with their creator. Even though I am a physician (orthopedic surgeon), I have had an extreme extracurricular interest in psychology, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and Quantum Mechanics (particle physics). Those two disciplines have given me extreme insight into how both the human personality and everything in the universe are constructed.. Those understandings allowed me to observe that everything in the universe is “perfect” in form and function and, contrarily, everything in the universe is “evil” by virtue of its selfishness. As one observes seeming absolute facts, conclusions are mandated. So, if everything is perfect in form and function, it is therefore logical to assume that a perfect intelligence designed , created, and maintains their perfection. Then, as Irwin Russell, a nineteenth century poet said in his poem The First Banjo, “how wuz he gwine to string it?”, the mighty question rises as to how/why would a perfectly good God create a perfectly evil universe? That question will be answered in a future post. For right now we will concern ourselves with the eternal unanswered question, “what is the essence of God?”. Believe it or not the answer to that question is so obvious. I am literally astonished that no scientist, nor anyone else before me has defined God’s essence. I suspect that most scientists are so directed by stovepipe vision that they can’t let their minds wander to such topics. Ill admit it took me sixty or so years before the “lights came on”. When they did, the brilliance was overwhelming—how could I have been so blind for so long? Just as in Psychoanalytic psychotherapy, when the light comes on the cure is instant, in this case, when the light came on regarding God’s essence, instantly all questions, all mysteries, all dilemmas were resolved. All superstitions were eliminated. No question was left unresolved. What a marvelous, glorious moment—God had been exposed. I was able and mandated to define the essence of God with six, simple, irrefutable words— God is a Perfect Rational Being. In future posts, I will explain in detail the definition and ramifications of each of those word . In the meantime, I would encourage you to read both of my books, 1- Wilderness Cry- a Scientific And Philosophical Approach to Understanding God and the Universe, and 2- Peace in Spirituality. Both books published by Covenant Books and available both from me or on-line at all vendors both hardcopy and e-books. A video trailer and press release for Wilderness Cry is attached–similar media will soon be available for Peace in Spirituality. All comments and/or questions welcomed.