The cost of questioning your faithApril 25, 2008 — Deacon Duncan
Via Grrlscientist, the story of a creationist who learned, and who has paid the penalty for learning.
Reading this article makes it easier to understand why religious fundamentalists of all faiths have so much difficulty in accepting the truth since they stand to lose everything, including their very identity.
Contrast this with Mike Adams’s claim that “Accepting Christianity… is far more likely [than Islam] to have come from a rational appraisal of the evidence. And it is far less likely to have come from the threat of the sword.” But there are other threats besides swords, and more compelling.