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In talking with Daniel Bautz, your host of the Grand Dark Conspiracy Internet radio show, I discovered my faith was something like out of the Bill Murray movie “Groundhog Day.”
Daniel and I work together at a newspaper in Northeast Ohio when he is not serving as host of his show and I am not blogging. He fashions his show, which runs from 10 p.m.-midnight Mondays and Tuesdays on the Shark Radio Network, after the old Art Bell shows and delves into a variety of areas, including the paranormal and the spiritual.
During our conversation, Daniel said he did not understand how if someone believed he discovered Sasquatch existed, then why was there a need to continually prove the existence.
I thought about what he said and responded, “That’s how I am with my faith. It’s as if I get up everyday and have to prove it all over again. I guess it’s sort of like that ‘Groundhog Day’ movie.”
Daniel assured me I was dealing with something totally different, and he understood why I did that, because my faith went to the core of who I am.
Philosophically, I recognize I could be wrong about my belief that God created the universe, Jesus came to save us from our sins, the Holy Spirit gives us direction and the Bible is God’s message to us that has been preserved for us. I don’t live my life that way, and I am pretty confident I have chosen the correct path. However, I hold out the slightest possibility I might be wrong.
It boils down to this: I do not take my faith for granted. I do not believe blindly. I did not check my brain at the door. I have examined the claims of the Bible, and I have found them to be credible. I have explored the possibility of life with a creator and life by accident, and I believe a creator makes more sense.
How I approach my faith might seem unorthodox to some, but it has kept me firmly grounded for nearly 25 years.
What is your faith like? Do you have any questions about mine or why I believe as I do? Feel free to offer your comments or ask your questions below.
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