Why I’m a Christian (And Continue to Suck at Being One)
Benjamin Sledge
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I had an amazing priest who once told me, “Do you ever notice in the scriptures who really ticks off Jesus the most? It is the Pharisees and those who elevate themselves by dictating to others how to interpret God’s word. It’s never the addicts, the sinners, the poor and the prostitutes.” From that point forward, I got it. Humans can believe themselves to be God-like and that fatal conceit has given rise to some of the most inhumane acts in history. We all are fallable and the sooner we give comfort and empathy to those who are suffering, then the sooner we answer God’s calling. I, too, join your ranks, Ben, as the unworthy and my faith is what keeps me going. Many of my scientist friends meet me with equal parts skepticism and fascination. I remind them, though, that faith is the antithesis of proof (Soren Kierkegaard). Thank you for your inspiration.

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