Because is not a reason.
Yet I will tell you–it is the beginning for a good reason.
Because can be misleading.
A child asking a parent why a certain rule has been put in place will become impudent and rebellious if the answer is, “Because I said so.”
Because is the roadway that takes us to either great thought or immense stubbornness.
Sometimes people ask me why I believe in God. Here are three answers I don’t use:
1. Because I believe in the Bible.
Lots of folks think it’s just a book and you will not impress them with the fact that you contend it’s holy.
2. Because I grew up believing.
That would also include the Tooth Fairy and Jolly Old St. Nick.
3. Because Nature is so intricate and beautiful, there has to be a Creator.
Who says? If you gave me a billion years, I might be able to become beautiful.
My because has to have a great follow-up. Otherwise it becomes opinionated, or dare I say, flirting with ignorance.
So when people ask me why I believe in God, my answer probably is shocking:
“Because I discovered I needed one and drew up a prototype in my brain, which ended up coinciding with some existing themes.”
That’s the truth.
Because must be followed by something that is personally convincing and shares a piece of our heart instead of just our traditions.
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