“Faith is a state of openness or trust… In other words, a person who is fanatic in matters of religion, and clings to certain ideas about the nature of God and the universe, becomes a person who has no faith at all. Instead they are holding tight. But the attitude of faith is to let go, and become open to the truth, whatever it might turn out to be.” ~Shunryu Suzuki (via)
I’m always leery of people who claim to believe in a “literal interpretation of the bible” or “strict interpretation of the constitution.” They’re claiming to have, either through divine providence or their own superior intelligence, supreme knowledge of the One True Way.
I suspect they’re just full of themselves.