My friend “Sally” has a brother who openly belittles her for being “blindly obedient” to her religion. Privately, Sally struggles to think more charitably of “John” who she thinks is a jerk. One summer their parents invited Sally’s family and John’s family to share their condo at the beach. They agreed until they found out—too … Continue reading How a Pepperidge Farms cake revealed that everyone is obedient to something, if they realize it or not
An acquaintance once accused me of being "delusional" because of my religious convictions. They didn't mesh with his beliefs, therefore I was wrong. But as I thought about all that I believed, I realized it gave me immense comfort and hope. Without that, I'd crumble and die. So here's my philosophy: Perhaps what I believe is … Continue reading Book 5 Teaser–I take comfort in my delusions!
In 1836 a prophetic man wrote the following words which we still need today: “We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege: let them worship how, where, or what they may.” (emphasis added) The idea of allowing all people to … Continue reading “Make your decisions as to what to embrace, but let me embrace my belief.”