A gentleman thought himself as a rational being who valued a logical explanation to things.
Because of this, everything had to have a cause and effect.
“It is known that water freezes at 0℃ and no higher.”
“This occurs every single time; there is no need to believe of have faith when you know facts.”
This is how he rationalized his thought process.
One day as he was walking through a college campus’s commons as he was leaving work, he heard a traveling preacher giving a rousing fire and brimstone speech about salvation.
Feeling a little chippy, he decided to speak up.
“How do you know what you are saying is true?” asked the man, anticipating him to weasel his way through a nonsensical answer.
“I don’t know what I’m saying is true,” responded the preacher, as quick as lightning.
This took the man back as something he was not expecting to hear, but his honesty intrigued him.
The pastor continued:
“Do you agree sir that there are many things you don’t know in this life?”
“Oh my yes; many things.”
“And wouldn’t it be true for these things that you don’t know, you would either trust those in the know to be concerned about them or figure them out?”
“So you would be placing faith in those individuals, correct?”
“That is correct.”
“So I have faith in what I believe, and that is all of what I am expected to do…
...it sounds like you are in the same boat.”