Religious People Are Wrong About Skeptics

religion / culture
While sitting with my sons at the Priesthood Session of LDS General Conference this fall, I heard President Uchtdorf say, “Skepticism is easy.” The declaration was so contrary to my lived experience I spent the better part of the month chewing on what it was that didn’t line up. 

Let’s stop perpetuating buzzwords and assuming that belief is like faith and the skeptic is like the cynic. In reality, the faithful and the skeptic are more alike than they are different, and the cynic and the believer are motivated by the opposite ends of the same need to feel right.

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