On Truth, Public Discourse, and Being Bothered

“Is God a figment of the imagination?” It’s a question worth pondering, and one we will be exploring at a unique event this fall. Why host such events? Is it worth all the time, effort, and cost? Does it even make a difference? These questions are worthy of reflection, and influenced this blog post by my friend Steve Hewko.

Ray Bradbury in his dystopian classic, Fahrenheit 451, follows the story of Guy Montag, a fireman whose duty it is to find books, which are illegal, in order to burn them. One of the pivotal scenes in the book has Montag reflecting with his wife Mildred; he deliberates, “We need not be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real?” The reason I love this book, and this quote in particular, is that I think that in our diverse society we have an important choice to make, that is, whether or not we truly are willing to be bothered….

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