Why God Cannot Forsake You

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cornerWhen I first “came out” to some of my closest friends and told them I no longer believe in supernatural things, they were greatly distressed. A few of them got together and staged a kind of “intervention” which lasted about 10 hours one day. As with any good drama, they did their best to provide occasional comic relief so that it wouldn’t be too overwhelming, but they asked a lot of intrusive and confrontational questions:

“If there’s no God, then where did everything come from?”

“If we came from monkeys, how come there are still monkeys, hmm?”

“If there’s no God, then what’s to stop you from raping and killing and robbing banks?”

“Do you struggle with pornography?”

“How often do you masturbate?”

I kid you not. These were the questions I got. This went on all day long. I was very new at this and I didn’t have the…

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