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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|Date:||Jul 1, 2019|
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