Wednesday, John Fugelsang, who is filling in for Stephanie Miller, had a really interesting view on faith. He said: “I use to think the opposite of faith was certainty, but I came to understand that the opposite of faith is fear.” You don’t have to contemplate this statement for very long to understand how true it is.
So the lesson here is that those who profess faith and preach fear should be looked at with a healthy dose of skepticism.
p.s. For some background, Fugelsang is known as the “ecclesiastic mook” on the Stephanie Miller show because he has an encyclopedic knowledge of the Bible. His father was a Franciscan brother, his mother an ex-Nun.