I believe in a loving, actively involved Creator, known throughout human history by various names and personas -- either as a single entity, various gods or as a less rigid concept, force or ideal (such as Nirvana in Buddhism.) However, I think the ultimate source for all these beliefs and concepts is one and the same, and we are all children in the same family. I also believe strongly in liberty, personal responsibility and self-determination. However, we cant embrace these ideas at the cost of compassion, humanitarianism or our overall responsibility toward each other. I feel a very strong connection to nature and the natural world, and am a strong advocate of conservation, prudent environmentalism and respect toward all things wild and free.