Not Dead Yet

Well, with only a few hours to go here on the west coast of the US it appears that the world did not end today. There seems to be a rather unbroken continuity in events from yesterday to today.
Now it’s easy to make fun of poor Howard Camping. It’s easy to call him a heretic, a charlatan or, worse, a dilettante. But regardless of what Camping may or may not be his followers are believers. That fact alone should be enough to convince the rational that a faith centered life is a dangerous thing. There just isn’t all that much difference between someone who believes that the world would end on any given day and someone who believes in other un-evidenced things on faith.
Remember the words of that great and profound theologian Mark Twain, “The easy confidence with which I know another man’s religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also. (apud Albert Bigelow Paine, Mark Twain, A Biography, Chapter 295)”

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  1. Are you really taking to heart your Mark Twain quote? It doesn’t sound like it.
    The value of faith is determined by its object. Neither Harold Camping, nor Mark Twain – nor you or me, for that matter – are worthy objects of faith. Jesus is.

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