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    Michael J. Saltzman

    When was the last time Bill Maher knocked on your door? Maher’s Proselytizing is more like Profititizing, but I don’t think he really cares whether or not you buy anything.

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    Heidi Cool

    Bringing up Islam was a good idea to illustrate your lack of interest in Jesus. I think sometimes one’s “truth” is simply an idea they’ve held onto so long they can’t imagine how to question it. It’s just always seemed real. Since I was always questioning religion it was easy to let go as I’d never embraced it as truth. Our brains are good at compartmentalizing ideas so that we find ways to justify the contradictions between our “truths” and other (often more plausible) options.

    I find it interesting that he was focused on the resurrection. Some people believe it to be literally true, but other Christians don’t. While I can’t recall exactly what I thought about it as a kid, I suspect I considered it to be a myth, just as I did with so many of the things we were taught in Sunday school. This was a mainline protestant denomination so we were taught that the bible was full of myths and parables. The idea was that one could learn from them without them being literally true, just as one can learn from Aesop’s Fables. And we can learn from each other, as you did at your lunch, even if we don’t always agree.

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