Rational moments

A good test of being a rationalist, rather than someone who believes in superstition, is when a loved one goes into hospital for a few days to have an important and dangerous operation. I'm not praying for them to be better, I'm trusting in the doctors and nurses and in the person themselves, to do the right thing and pull through.

This doesn't mean I'm not affected by what's about to happen. Quite the opposite.

The idea of people praying for someone I love is sweet and well meaning. It just doesn't make any sense to me. So, watch this space.


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