Mutant Worms and Jesus Christ
What do they have in common? Both have the capability of forcing us reject our most cherished beliefs and adopt new ones… and do it suddenly.
In spite of this substantial commonality, there is a major difference. Jesus Christ has nothing to do with scientific inquiry, but mutant worms have everything to do with it. I’ll explain shortly.
But first, I believe religious conversion is usually a sudden transformation. Biblical Saul is struck down on the way to Damascus and converts, on the spot, to become Paul, the Christian guru. Geneticist, Francis Collins leads an unfulfilled life until he comes upon three frozen waterfalls on a winter hike. He suddenly finds Christ. The lone survivor of a plane crash which kills 157 other passengers is convinced her God is merciful and has saved her.
On the other hand, de-conversions, such as mine during my teenage…
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