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A Breath of Fresh Air

Here is an email I received in response to one of my essays.

A Breath of Fresh Air

Mike S. : unknown email : 2000-07-02

First, I just want to say that I hope you are feeling well with being HIV+ (Human Immuno-deficiency Virus Positive (infected)), etc… I hope you beat AIDS… better yet, I hope it is cured soon…

I think your thoughts and humor and ideas regarding life and the religion and the bible are 100% right on. It is with such a breath of fresh air that I read the ideas espoused on your website. I don’t understand why so few actually have brains wired to figure out the truth about life, or at least an ability to make progress towards someday finding out who we are and what we are doing here…

I don’t have the answers and I am fairly convinced those who claim to are bullshitting me. They don’t know either. I want people to think rather than blindly accept what they were told.

I am often blown away by how the vast majority of adults seem to in all appearances, be adults, yet mentally they are just children saddled with the same fears and myths that children have… it is amazing…

Christians, to me, seem as potty as loons, yet some of the people I greatly admire, such as Martin Luther King, were Christians. I want to understand them. I have been curious about why people would believe such outlandish tales ever since my teens when I used to sneak out and go to churches to ask people questions about their religions. I was raised as an atheist. My Mom told me to stay away from the foolish hypocritical Christians, so naturally I rebelled by studying them.

At any rate, I feel I have found a kindred spirit when I read your words and I wanted to thank you for your website. I know that you know, that you are on the right track in trying to understand life. I feel the same way…

In most of the world, these rigid ideas are going away. Only in parts of the USA does the superstition live on, but even there its hold is weakening. This has been a long fight, but we are gradually winning. Think how the successfully the church suppressed truth in the days of Galileo Galilei.

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