Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Evidence of Things Unseen

I grew up being taught I had to believe certain things were true or I risked spending eternity in horrible torment in hell after I died. I was taught this from early childhood, and it was reinforced week in and week out at the church services I attended with my parents and younger sister.

When you're taught something consistently throughout your formative years, it takes a lot of pain, will, or energy to stop believing it -- even as an intelligent, independently minded adult.

Such is the power of faith.

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