Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Forced to Watch Faldwell

I remember that my friends mother used to corner me and try to make we watch Faldwell (at least I think it was Faldwell) when he had specials on. She thought that it would cause me to see the light. I would try to find a way to stay far away during those episodes, but once or twice she cornered me into it.

My memory of Sunday morning religious shows was of faith healing on stage. It reminded me of Huck Finn on the little boat and the faith healing scene. Why, if we could understand the shyster nature of it in Huck Finn could people not see it clearly in these events, I would wonder.


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The purpose of creation is a topic that puzzles every human being at some point in his or her lifetime. Everybody at some time or another asks themselves the question “Why do I exist?” or “For what purpose am I here on earth?”

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