A Death of Faith

Turning from the certainty of faith to the virtue of doubt

Star trail photo by Brian McMahon, Kennedy Range, 1000 kilometers north of Perth, Western Australia
Star trail photo by Brian McMahon, Kennedy Range, 1000 kilometers north of Perth, Western Australia

Some part of you dies when you lose your faith. So, no wonder people fear losing it, because, really, who wants to die twice? It’s not a death of the body or mind, of course. Instead, we fear the death of family or friends or community or—really—our ties to these things. A rending of their connective tissue. Because losing our beliefs…