Belief and Post-Belief
"Belief and Post-Belief" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward
Last year in one of my weekly letters that I send to my online community, The Lasting Supper (join us!
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Here's a section of what I wrote to my friends there:
"I used to be inside a cup of belief. But now what I know fills the sea! I do not throw away that cup of water I used to believe. Rather, it gets subsumed into the sea. The sea embraces it all. I do not reject it. It gets absorbed into all that I am. All that we are. All that is."
Everything is subsumed.
Everything is assimilated.