Anyone up for a sermon?
I have a feeling that the people who would most benefit from seeing this won't want to take the time to watch it. But I really, really hope they will.
For those of us who maybe don't need to see it as badly, it's still worth watching for the talking points. Especially if you find yourself in church a lot.
For those of you who want to immediately dismiss this argument, can you take it as a challenge? Can your certainty hold up to all sixty-seven minutes of it? Maybe it can, and I won't lie, that'll make me sad (truly sad -- not being hyperbolic here). But hey, bully for you. Your beliefs -- at least in your mind -- will have proven to be as watertight as you always thought they were.
I don't think convictions are worth having unless you're willing to test them -- to periodically question why you believe what you believe. Truthfully, it's why a few of my convictions fell (and fell hard) once I made the transition into adult life. I know that's a terrifying possibility for deeply convicted people. But I still believe in things, and I think my beliefs are better for having been honed.
All that said, I think this guy has some incredibly compelling arguments and I really hope that you'll hear him out.
So, that's all for me on my soapbox. My blog, my prerogative, right? Still, I promise to keep the religion/political posts few and far between. Really, y'all should be impressed that I've managed so sit on my hands for this long.
Next week: birds, sewing and lots o' Finley. Stay tuned.