Reason for hope

Do things look bleak? There's a powerful, spiritual basis for prayer and for the expectation of a positive outcome.

About forty years ago I was a high-school student in East Germany. The political system there was not my choice. Marxism and so-called scientific materialism were the official ideologies, and tolerance for other beliefs was very limited.

One day it became clear to me that even under the worst circumstances every person has the God-given capability of comparing different statements, detecting errors, and thus getting a better view of truth. This insight about people's innate ability to reason was quite comforting to me at the time.

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BACK & FORTH
March 30, 1992
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