Friday, December 24, 2010

Boots or Shoes?

Last night I was talking to a person about cross-country skiing. I mentioned something about 'boots' and this person said, "they're shoes". I said "I know they are somewhat like shoes and less like boots but they are referred to as 'boots' in the sport and in the catalogs and by most enthusiasts." The person said, "Hm, I've always called them shoes" and continued to refer to them as shoes the remainder of the conversation.

I was reminded of this conversation as I read through Excerpt from Author’s Note in Christ The Lord Out Of Egypt by Ann "I am not a Christian" Rice. I began reading it with a great deal of skepticism because I've long been convinced of two things, 1. You can't believe everything you read and 2. Someone I once respected said some derogatory things about Ann Rice when she declared she believed in Jesus but doesn't wish to be labelled a christian.

The article is a good read for atheist, agnostic, and believer alike. I don't expect it to change you forever if you insist on being wrong without entertaining sholarly investigation (shoes or boots?) or if you, like me, are a born skeptic but it is interesting and worth the read, or so I thought anyway.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.