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Wishful Thinking

September 20, 2013

Christianity is mainly wishful thinking. Even the part about judgment and hell reflects the wish that somewhere the score is being kept.

Dreams are wishful thinking. Children playing at being grown-up is wishful thinking. Interplanetary travel is wishful thinking.

Sometimes wishing is the wings the truth comes true on.

Sometimes the truth is what sets us wishing for it.

~originally published in Wishful Thinking and later in Beyond Words

 


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