She questioned how I was so unable to see the ‘evidence of god’ all around me. She kept using the word ‘blind’. I hadn’t started the conversation. I was polite and respectful, even though she wasn’t. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against religious people in general, agree to disagree; but this girl was offensive, aggressive even, and it got me thinking about the word ‘blind’.

I make my own way through life; creating a path, examining my choices, making my decisions. She, on the other hand, follows a path shown to her, not straying or wandering, simply being told what to do and how to act; shown the way, so to speak.

It’s ironic that she used the word ‘blind’, isn’t it?

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  1. I think its interesting that the people Jesus most often referred to as ‘blind’ were the religious leaders of His day, not the ones those same religious leaders so aggressively rebuked. Don’t get me wrong – I’m a believer and I think religious discussions are important and good… but being an ass in order to convince someone you’re right is generally a lose-lose tactic.

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  2. i remember the scripture from when i was still a believer, “there are none so blind as those who refuse to see” and can’t find a group to whom it applies more than the religious community…any religious community…as a rule.

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  3. Like “T.E.” I’m a believer, but of a similar cut. Christians stun me with their lack of thoughtfulness, their “blindness”, and I can understand completely how you feel. I think I’m going to start carrying around a crucifix with me so that I can brandish it the next time I see that oily faith you described. Good for your integrity, my friend.

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  4. ‘Blind’ faith is what religion depends on. It really gets me when people say that science is just another form of religion. Er… no… science depends on evidence that’s exactly why it’s not a religion and is the opposite of ‘blind’. Religious people often say that everything around us is evidence of God but that’s just a giant leap of faith! My head hurts.

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  5. And the pot called the kettle black. I call you a thinker, but probably more tolerant than some deserve. Grab their Bible and smack them a good one! “Have you found Jesus?” “Why, Have you guys lost him again? Can’t you even keep track of your Messiah?” “Wait, you’ve accepted his body and blood. You cannibals ate him up!”

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Felix is a guy who isn't actually a writer, but calls himself one when he wants to try to impress gullible people.

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