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My Faith In God

May 7, 2020

This podcast isn’t about religion or faith, however religion and faith do figure into the questions facing our country. And my personal faith is part of the foundation of everything I write.  Sometimes people seem to expect that I don’t believe in God, as if atheism was the natural state for an analytical mind.  Certainly true, believing in God is a leap of faith. But so is believing your life has a purpose.  Pretty much all of us make a leap of faith, pretty much all of us believe, whether we are conscious of it or not.  We all have a religion, whether we choose to call it that or not.  

I know some people think believing in God is a form of intellectual laziness.  I view it as a form of intellectual honesty, of not pretending that one’s leap of faith is something other than faith. Not to suggest that being a believer in God is easy, but at least for me it’s far, far easier than trying to intellectualize a structure to support my belief that my life has meaning.  I can’t describe how comforting it is for me to just believe - to believe there is a God and through God I find my purpose.  I can’t describe how empowering it is to believe that I am part of God’s plan.