It isn’t a proper expression of faith to pretend to know what we do not. Burning bushes and empty tombs are not the stuff of faith, but are illustrations of what the word looks like to the eyes of faith. If asked if these events actually happened, one must honestly say “I do not know, I was not there.”

To teach religious parables to children as facts of science or of history is to throw the philosophical equivalent of sawdust in their eyes. It is a wound to the soul to believe faith means pretending to believe what no one knows. How can one pursue truth by first renouncing honesty?