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Nod to Nietzsche.

After perusing the stands of a local Barnes & Noble, I encountered my first issue of the Humanist and quickly read Mike Cordle's riveting description of his encounters with Nietzsche while evangelizing in New Guinea (First Person, M/J 2019). Though I haven't been to New Guinea myself, I can certainly relate to the notion that something isn't quite right with accepting Christian thought just as one was raised to believe it. My own story is less impressive--Nietzsche first came into my awareness after strolling confusedly through a university library, and again later during a major family emergency as I struggled to find something better than prayer to grab onto. Today, I am both an agnostic and a suspicious examiner of Christian doctrine, in a manner that both Nietzsche and Cordle would probably well understand.

Joel Auringer | Tulsa, OK

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Title Annotation:LETTERS
Author:Auringer, Joel
Publication:The Humanist
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Jul 1, 2019
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