Date: November 20, 2017
“You never know what might happen when you sign up to donate bone marrow. You might save a life… or you might be magically transported across a cultural chasm and find yourself starring in a modern adaptation of the greatest story ever told.
One day, without thinking much of it, Jennell Jenney swabbed her cheek and signed up to be a donor. Across the country, Jim Munroe desperately needed a miracle, a one-in-eight-million connection that would save him. It proved to be a match made in marrow, a bit of magic in the world that hadn’t been there before. But when Jennell and Jim had a heart-to-heart in his suburban Dallas backyard, they realized they had contradictory ideas about where that magic came from. Today, an allegory for how to walk through the world in a way that lets you be deeply different, but totally together.”
It’s nice to know, the scary, big, painful needle is no longer part of the process, anymore.
I was actually looking for this weeks episode of RadioLab…which, apparently, is not online yet…And I found this interesting episode, instead.
What do you do, when someone interprets something like this…as being “proof” of the existence of a god?…
…Is it even your place, to do anything at all?…
I can understand the awkwardness…of being an atheist who saves a Christian in this manner…and then unwittingly being pulled into this very public narrative, which you don’t even agree with.
I don’t tell anyone what to believe, when it comes to issues like the existence of gods…I only tell people what has led me to my own conclusions, in my own life.
…But this “live and let live” stance doesn’t translate so well…should someone want to use me as a prop, to sell their belief in a god.