A Meditation on Faith: Caveat Emptor

Comforting falsehoods are an infinitely easier sell than inconvenient truths.

And so, beware any “authority”, creed, or enterprise that promises much, but requires little.

Beware any “authority”, creed, or enterprise that flatters the believer in me.

Beware any “authority”, creed, or enterprise that allows me to feel better without being better.

Beware any “authority”, creed, or enterprise that allows me to feel special without doing special.

Beware any “authority”, creed, or enterprise peddling so many benefits without burdens… rights without responsibilities, certitude without understanding, forgiveness without contrition.

Beware any “authority”, creed, or enterprise bearing so many enticing gifts… comfort, self-esteem, consolation, immortality, unconditional love, deliverance… without the burden of earning any of them.

In summary, beware any “authority”, creed, or enterprise that puts salvation in a can and sells it.

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