I was awakened this morning (like most mornings) listening to
NPR’s Morning Edition. What really woke me up though was a feature they’ve been
running for the last several weeks every Monday. The feature is called “This I
Believe” and contains a 500 word essay read by the author on the subject of
what they believe and why they believe it.
This morning’s feature I really hesitate to pass along but I
will to prove my point. This morning’s feature was by Penn Jillette of Penn and
Teller fame (Penn is the tall one…the one who talks). Sadly, his piece was
entitled, “This I believe…there is no god.” He prattles on, rather eloquently I
might add, about why he believes there is no god. I hate to pass it along
because he makes a few good points and I’d hate for his eloquence to actually
persuade you in any way.
It’s sad. It seems like most of the stuff he says actually
points TO the existence of God and not away from it. Too bad he comes to the
exact wrong conclusion.
In this Thanksgiving season, I want to declare the things I’m
thankful for. I may not know a lot but I do know some things for certain. I
wrote this piece last year and I think it’s particularly relevant now…in this
season. You can Download This_I_Know.pdf
or simply click on “This I know” in the left
margin. It’s not an exhaustive list but it’s a good start. Have you made a list?
With my apologies to Penn Jillette, “Thank you Lord for all
the blessings you’ve placed in my life!”