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Walking Through Water: Reflection on Art and FaithIt has often struck me with awe that some of the most religious people I have known have been, on the surface, atheists. Atheism is a peculiar state of mind; I quite personally feel you cannot deny the existence of something that does not exist. I don't believe I can say, "That chair is not there," if there is no chair to say it about. Many atheists deny G-d because they do in fact care so passionately about a caring and personal God and the world around them is inconsistent with the G-d of love, they feel, and so they say, "There is no God." But even when one denies G-d, to create music, art, or words is a religious activity. To serve any discipline of art, no matter what it be, is to affirm meaning, despite all the ambiguity and terror and confusion surrounding us. Our truest response to the irrationality of the world is to paint or sing or write, for only in such response do we find truth.
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