Excerpt from Essays on the Probable, the Possible, the Impossible
I feel assured that some will think the author of this book is irreverent; but, when they have read it through, they will see that their first im pression was far from the truth. It is truly my reverence for the Author of the Universe and my being that prompts me to write. From my childhood I have been a skeptic. My mother was a devoted churchwoman, with a strong sense of religious responsibility resting on her as to the manner of educating her children, so as to impress them with her religious faith. She firmly believed the Bible to be the word of God from beginning to ending. she knew exactly the number of chapters to read every Sunday, so as to read it through in a year. I being the oldest, after each reading she questioned me about what we had just read. One morning we read the story of Lazarus, Dives, and Abraham. After being interrogated on the subject, I asked her who was there to hear what was said on this occasion. My father looked up from his paper, and said to my mother: You had best let that boy alone; he is beginning to thin I have been thinking all the while since. I have read.
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