Greetings and salutations. I am Theophilus. Aside from being a father of four beautiful girls (Soon to be five, in March 2018) and a husband to one beautiful woman, I work as a website hosting and website design manager for Who Inc (http://whoinc.org) and work as an accountant for a local manufacturing firm. I have completed my Master of Science in Applied Linguistics with a focus on ancient and Near East languages, and my Doctorate in Intercultural Studies.
I do quite a bit of writing on religions subjects, and read as much as I can about religion, languages, ancient history and cultures. I am a musician and poet, author, and really sarcastic! I have hope for the future, am happy in the present, and have hatred of the past. I live, love and pray. I like art and literature, and absolutely love the study of mans quest for the divine.
I struggle daily to be a better man, so I can be a better significant other, and father. Religion is a very important part of my life, and I prefer people with similar religious values as friends, but I’m not as critical as I know that I am far from perfect.
I do fall onto the Autistic spectrum and am diagnosed with high function autism. As such, I am blessed with the accompanying maladies such as inability to socialize in the same fashion as a neurotypical individual, and of course, obsessive compulsive disorder. I do what I can with what I have to work with!!!
And now, for the requisite favourite quotes:
Shimon HaTzaddiq used to say, “Upon three things the world stands: On the Torah, on (Divine) Service, and on Deeds of Lovingkindness.” – Pirke Avot 1:2
Rabban Shimon, son of Gamliel, said, “On three things the world stands: On the Torah, on Truth, and on Peace…” – Pirke Avot 1:18
Rabbi Yehudah HaNassi would say: “…Contemplate three things, and you will not come to the hands of transgression: Know what is above from you: a seeing eye, a listening ear, and all your deeds being inscribed in a book.” – Pirke Avot 2:1
Akavia the son of Mahalalel would say: “Reflect upon three things and you will not come to the hands of transgression. Know from where you came, where you are going, and before whom you are destined to give a judgement and accounting. From where you came – from a putrid drop; where you are going – to a place of dust, maggots and worms; and before whom you are destined to give a judgement and accounting – before the supreme King of Kings, the Holy One, blessed be He.” – Pirke Avot 3:1
Rabbi Yaaqov used to say, “Better is one hour of teshuvah (returning/repentance) and good deeds in this world than the whole life of the world-to-come and better is one hour of spiritual bliss in the world to come than all the the life of this world!” – Pirke Avot 4:17