“Faith is a leap into the light. If it’s not true, I don’t want to believe it.”
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Do you remember your conversion experience – the moment you realized your need of a Savior and committed your life to Him? Were you in a church? At a spiritual retreat? Among close friends? Were you overjoyed? Grateful? At peace?
Regardless of the circumstances, your conversion was probably nothing like that of C. S. Lewis.
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Before “letting go” of something, most intelligent people take the time to analyze whether it’s wise to do so, or not. Most people, from stock traders to baseball traders want to make sure that what they’re getting is better than what they’re giving up.
Evidently, actress Julia Sweeney isn’t most people.
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C.S. Lewis lived during a tough period in mankind’s history, the First and Second World Wars. All of Europe was thrown into suffering, and Mr. Lewis’ tragedy was compounded even further after the death of his beloved wife, Joy. But the famous atheist-turned-Christian-author never gave up hope.
And maybe that’s why his teachings on hope have helped so many others, decades later.
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During his lifetime, world-renowned atheist Christopher Hitchens published several books denying the existence of God and the legitimacy of (any) faith. His unique, and somewhat comical, theories – which attracted a large following – dismissed the possibility of an afterlife, altogether.
And on December 15, 2011, he finally got the chance to test his theories, when he died of cancer.
The Lone Ranger and his trusty sidekick Tonto were camping, getting some much-deserved rest after saving a town from bank robbers and other villainous men of ill repute. After setting up camp, both heroes fell asleep in their tent.