If faith in God is a crutch - that is, if it works - then we must need it.
You don't use a crutch for the fun of it, or just because it is there.
You use the crutch because you are damaged, and you can't function as well
Some people say, effectively, "Religious people need this crutch because they
are damaged, but I am not damaged and need no such support." It is easy to
maintain this position when everything is going well, not so easy when life is
difficult. "No man is an atheist on the battle field."
Christians believe we are all damaged. There is no shame in admitting it.
Rather, admitting your need is a courageous step towards receiving the help you
And why does faith in God function so effectively and so universally in the
human race, helping us be strong and good and brave? If we function so much
better with this belief, perhaps we were designed to work this way?
In light of these considerations, please
choose another response: