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An Agnostic Discovers What’s Missing in His Life

Spiritually speaking, I was lost, full of doubt, and just generally uneasy about my life. I had always considered myself to be an agnostic but had a sense, from time to time, that something was missing. When my high school friend Keith died, I just didn’t know what to do. The anger I felt for the “injustice” of his death caused a dark change in me. I got angry at God and shut that door. Not only did I close off to all religion, but I became actively hostile to the very idea of organized religion or those who espouse its virtues. 

Worldview “Noisy” Neighborhoods

In the North America “Leave it to Beaver” world of the 1950s, it was just assumed that all the neighbors were church-going folks who took their kids to Sunday school where they were taught Bible stories and memorized the ten commandments and the Golden Rule. While that was an unrealistic portrayal of American family life even for that time, today we might feel fortunate just to have one other Bible-believing Christian in our neighborhood. In a previous article, the issue of “worldview noise”... 

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