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Living With Other Gods

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Living With Other Gods


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"I genuflect in the darkened sanctuary of my church and slide into a cool pew. With a low thud the kneeler hits the floor and I kneel in prayer, concentrating on the blood-red flame of the candle. Christ is in this place, it whispers. Even the silence seems to listen as the answers to my prayers stream through the myriad-colored windows that drench me in richly stained light. I close my eyes, pray for guidance, and just think. God will not mind, and I smile to myself. Outside lies chaos and hatred, but in this place is peace and security. The sanctuary is well named. How can anyone’s God be blamed for the evils of this world?"

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