Let Me Introduce You

These are just some of the great crowd who get together to study the Bible each week.  Singing songs in Kiswahili and offering prayer drawn from a deep, deep, well spring of love really is an unparalleled experience.  Many of my closest freinds, who I have known a lifetime, and loved ones from my family think that this is all nonsense and foolishness but then that’s what the world and culture teaches us and who are we to say that the world and our culture are following a lie.  Mmmm…hang on, aren’t lies believed because they are attractive, beguiling and partially true? Something to think about.

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2 comments
  1. Chris said:

    Hi Adrian, the picture is wonderful, inspiring and uplifting. Religion does so many awful things around the world, it is nice to see the positive benefits portrayed here so evidently. Of course correlation does not mean causation, so the fact that humans on certain parts of the planet use Christianity to meet their spiritual needs, it is no evidence at all of a creator god. It is highly likely humans will look for alternative ways to meet spirituality in the developing world where wars beween nations, driven by religious zealotry are lessening.

    There is good reason to oppose religion as the future source of the type of collective camaraderie and community shown in your picture; although, I am probably unlikely to find a sympathetic audience here! Keep up the amazing, work, you know how much I would love to be with you in that bible class, reading together some great and powerful historic literature, and working out how we may use it live better lives (and how to work out strange allegories for the nasty bits!)

    Thoughts with you here in the Lait household.

  2. Chris, thank you for your encouraging words. And you will be pleased to learn that I absolutely agree with your thoughts on religion. I have also observed the awful things undertaken in the name of religion. Mankind’s religions are ugly lies that lead people down a path to their ultimate destruction. The Book of Hebrews (10:31) says that it is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of the Living God. Did you know that Jesus tells us in Revelation 21:8 that all liars, the cowardly and the unbelieving will have their place in the Lake of Fire? So the good news is, while I share your concerns about religion, there will ultimately be justice for God is just.

    As for your ascertion of no evidence for our Creator, the maker of the heavens and the earth, I want to lean on the testimony of a man whose opinions and theories I believe you respect, one Charles Darwin. He said, “To suppose that the eye could have been formed by natural selection, seems I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree.”

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