Enter your email address to subscribe to Irregular Times and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 357 other subscribers

Irregular Times Newsletters

Click here to subscribe to any or all of our six topical e-mail newsletters:
  1. Social Movement Actions,
  2. Credulity and Faith,
  3. Election News,
  4. This Week in Congress,
  5. Tech Dispatch and
  6. our latest Political Stickers and Such

Contact Us

We can be contacted via retorts@irregulartimes.com

Why Fear When You Have Faith?

Julia Ward Howe, writer of The Battle Hymn of the Republic, once wrote the rhetorical question: “When your life is the true expression of your faith, whom can you fear?”

I know I’m not supposed to answer that question. I know I’m supposed to simply put my chin in my hand, and say, “Gosh, I guess I don’t have anything to fear, so long as I follow my faith.”

In spite of that, as soon as I read this question, two answers came to mind: Rick Perry and a snarling tiger.

Many times, fear is exaggerated. However, it isn’t always. In many circumstances, fear is justified, and faith can’t defeat it, as much as it’s nice to think, in comfortable times, that it could.

3 comments to Why Fear When You Have Faith?

Leave a Reply

  

  

  

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>