One of the issues that contributed to my own deconstruction of belief was unanswered prayer.
I’ve read all the spins as to why God doesn’t answer prayer. They helped for a while but eventually I saw what they were: spins.
That’s what this cartoon suggests: we are lead to believe prayer “works”. At some point we have to ask, “Does it really?”
I read Joan Didion’s book, The Year of Magical Thinking, and it articulated what I was unconsciously doing: thinking magically.
It was scary. But I’ve come through the scary part and arrived at the peace part.
Keep going! You can too.