The bible that is used now is made up of thousands of years of bad translations and editorial comments – that there is wisdom there, there can be no doubt and if anyone finds comfort and guidance there, that is a good thing. But there was “religion” and “belief” and “faith” and the Divine long before there was a “bible” – Human beings seem to have an almost innate drive to believe in the Divine. The ineffable, the mysterious – human beings have always sought it – because, I believe, it is there to be sought and found.
I think that those who say they do not believe are afraid – afraid to believe and at the same time, afraid NOT to believe. It’s hard to live your life afraid – And so we pray for those who say they live without Faith because, while they do not believe in the Divine, the Divine believes in them.