I have been practicing science for a very long time and over the years have become an incorrigible atheist. I simply cannot let go of my deep-seated need for evidence, and to employ the best logic and reasoning skills I can muster, regardless of the circumstance. Certainly, I understand that I do not, or cannot, know or understand everything but that never keeps me from trying. Do you think I could ever regain faith and, if so, how?
A little over a week ago, I learned that my friend, Chris, is entering into palliative care.
Picture the people whom you love. Maybe that’s your mom or your dad, maybe that’s a brother or a sister, maybe that’s a teacher or a coach, maybe that’s a friend.
In 1993 I was 20 years old. And after laboring for a while with a vague sense of unhappiness, I decided to take a break from university, to leave my parents’ house, and to move from Vancouver to Calgary.
The bad news is that there are times when trust is irreparable.