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PSALM OF BELIEF

Maybe "most people" think that believing in God is a bit embarrassing, or stupid. But, in fact, we all believe in something (or, more usually, someone), and it isnít thought of as odd at all!

 

  1. Most people think of you as boring and distant:
     belief in God points to weakness or to problems in infancy.
     
  2. But surely that can't be right:
     or, if it's sometimes true, it cannot be universal?
     
  3. Either you don't exist and you aren't a god:
     or, if you're really God, you're vital to all of us.
     
  4. Belief is the only thing that makes any sense:
     the alternatives don't add up to anything at all.
     
  5. If I am simply alone, the aloneness is unbearable:
     if I am only a worm, why do I have such longings?
     
  6. It's simpler to believe in you:
     I need to rest in something beyond myself.
     
  7. Then you must be more important than just a god:
     you are critical for my confidence and for my future;
     
  8. I don't have to be out of the ordinary to believe in you:
     faith is part of what it means to be human.
     
  9. Nobody thinks it odd that I believe and trust in my partner:
     why should it be so strange to believe and trust in God?
     
  10. Perhaps it's just religion that's controversial:
     faith and trust in you are crucial to life.