Surely we are to put away certain childish things when we get older. But if we lose all of who we were when we were children -- the wonder, unfettered imagination and ease of faith -- we lose sight of our essential selves.
Faith is not about hatred and exclusion -- those are perversions of the deepest religious truths. The religious life is not about pretending to know with certainty, it is about living with deep humility.
Bill Maher's new film "Religulous" is important -- not because I agree with Mr. Maher's opinions, but because I find his fundamental mission to call into question the certitude of all organized religions monumentally necessary. I'd even say it was God's work.