I don't talk to God very often... over the last 29 years, I've probably only addressed Him maybe a couple of dozen times. Like, for instance, in 1990, after a my brain surgery, I believe I said: "Dear God, thank you for letting me still be me!"
There have been many other times when I have thanked Him out loud for having enough money to get through the month and, years back, telling Him how much I appreciated surviving my status epilepticus seizures. Lately, out over everyone else's earshot, I have given thanks that my book seems to be gaining some momentum.
Most of you out there are must probably be wondering where this is leading. I just wanted to comment on some things physicists have said concerning the beginning of the universe and whether a god is necessary to have gotten things in motion. Quantum physics has been very popular since last century and I believe some people said a Prime Mover was therefore unnecessary, as nothing was predetermined. People like Einstein were very upset about this idea, saying, "God does not throw dice!"
Later in the 20th century, other physicists like Stephen Hawking, replied (I am paraphrasing): "Not only does God play with dice but He is an unrepentant gambler."
Now for my belief: I believe God set the universe up at the Big Bang and just let it go with its merry way... tweaking it occasionally but otherwise leaving it be. For whatever reasons Yahweh had, he seems to have taken Earth is his pet project; although, He could be doing the same thing in many places in this universe. If you are a Christian, you believe he also sent His Only Son here to save us from our sins. Where I see the idea of predetermination hitting a snag is at the moment when God gave Man free will... because then we could make all the decisions that create multiple histories that I believe quantum physics postulates.
Now, I am not a physicist. I am preaching, one could say, from stuff I only partially understand... but so could be said about many theologians.
I believe in the multiple timelines that I wrote about in "Baker's Dozen". Some of them were mundane, some of them were wondrous and some of them were nightmarish. I'm hoping the rest of mine is mundane as some of it has been "nightmarish"... at least, to me.
Now get back to whatever you were doing...