David McFadzean wrote:
> I guess I'm still looking for a clear, unambiguous
> statement about the alleged virtues of faith.
Imagine talking to a person wearing a Mexican sombrero who says to you: "Show me the benefits of wearing a hat and I will. But until then I'll stay just the way I am."
What would you say to them?
btw, here's how one possible conversation might proceed:
X: Show me the benefits of wearing a hat and I will. But until then I'll stay just the way I am.
Y: But you are wearing a hat. A big one!
X: What...this thing? That's not a hat. It's a sombrero.
Y: But a sombrero is a type of hat!
X: Nonsense! There are a lot of different kinds of hat to be sure. But this is something entirely different.
<snip endless variations of the previous two lines>
Y: Well, whatever. At least it keeps the sun out of your eyes.
X: Sun...? What are you talking about?