The Chasm

Oct 15, 2009

My sister is sad, distraught; I'm pretty sure it's because of something I wrote. And from this side of the gap between us, I hurt too.

Perhaps she thinks I'm rejecting her foundational truth. Or worse, rejecting her.

Her unassailable faith casts me "heretic." Does my acceptance of science cast her "ignorant?"

I should hope not - because she is intelligent and reasonable. But better, she is kind and generous and loving. She is I Corinthians 13 and Proverbs 31, combined.

But here I am, across a great divide, thinking she thinks the worst of me. That if I see the Bible as a book of faith; a plan for redemption; history, allegory, literature, and spiritual discipline combined; that should we disagree . . . that I am condemned.

Am I condemned in her eyes?

. . .

Quite possibly.

1 Response to "The Chasm"

leah Says:

heretic |ˈherətik|
a person believing in or practicing religious heresy.
• a person holding an opinion at odds with what is generally accepted.

No. You see, I am the heretic because I chose not to believe what the world is force feeding.