“I cannot think of one reason why anyone not raised in the faith would choose to be a Christian. The mythology is silly–a virgin birth, wise men following a star to a single geographical point, a crucifixion–by the time I was 10 I knew this didn’t make sense. And I was raised in the faith.”
This is a comment found online, written in reply to the following question, “Why aren’t you a Christian?”
While I write this I am eating a peanut butter chocolate chip brownie for lunch at an outdoor coffee shop where all the seating is mismatched patio furniture. As I eat this delectable treat, I am aware that 90% of you reading this will never get to experience eating this peanut butter chocolate chip brownie at this coffee shop with mismatched patio furniture on an 80 degree January day in Los Angeles. Not because this particular peanut butter chocolate chip brownie is something spectacular (far from it, in fact, because there’s nuts in this thing), but because you’ve found your own peanut butter chocolate chip brownie somewhere else. Maybe it’s just as good as mine, or better. Or maybe you’re not crazy about the nuts, but you can look past it so you eat the thing anyway. Maybe that particular brownie just isn’t good enough, and you’re always asking yourself: what if there’s something better out there?