Wright Words: 9-year-old Nascar fan is pillar of faith

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  • Tyler D Meridian, ID
    Feb. 5, 2013 9:04 a.m.

    A sweet and inspiring story, but despite my being a dad I am clearly not the target audience. I’m always a bit troubled and perplexed when reading stories like this that take the logical form – A is good, B is A, therefore B is good.

    So in this case, a “simple faith” in both our own abilities and that things will turn out OK (A is good) is established with a heavy tug on our heartstrings, and then when were fully primed we get the B = A part – heaven is real, God loves me, my church is true, etc…

    As I said, the target audience is not me, but the question that I would like to ask Jason is “couldn’t this same logical argument be used to support anyone’s faith in anything (including every other religion on the planet)? And if so, does it follow necessarily that “B is good?”