Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fifty-First Degree of Losing Faith

For some of you that have read "The Story of B" you might remember this line: "There is only one degree of having faith, but there are fifty degrees of losing it." And later on B goes on to say, "When that amount of faith is gone, however, then it's ALL gone, and you're at the fifty-first degree You're out, you're finished."

After listening to an interview with Daniel Everett on Wisconsin Public Radio it sounds to me like he reached that fifty-first degree that B was talking about. His book titled: Don't Sleep there are Snakes is an account of how he and his family tried to convert the Piraha people of Brazil to Christianity, but didn't have much success. Daniel went into the jungle a Christian but ended up leaving the jungle an atheist.

I haven't read the book yet but the interview was fascinating. I thought some of you might be interested.

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