Charles Manson

Our religious beliefs are meant to be trusted, not proven

Q: If we are God's children and if God is our heavenly loving Father, I am having trouble believing the "loving" part. When the time comes and we die, we give up everything we hold dear and we are supposed to be moving on into an afterlife, so why is there no proof that this exists? I wonder why would God keep the afterlife as such a complete mystery? To me this appears more cruel than loving and it is certainly not the way a loving Father would treat his children. -- P from Long Island, N.Y.

A: At the end of a prayer we say "Amen." Amen does not mean, "What I just said is true." Amen means, "I trust in what I just said." All religions teach...