A RATIONALIST’S FAITH
“If faith is expectation, I have that,
In which there lies more certainty than hope,
And yet I’m no convicted theocrat
Dictated to by minister or pope.
What I believe is based on what I know
By my experience of how things are
And observations of the way things go,
Not guided by some spirit from afar.
My faith rests in what proves reliable,
What offers the best odds of coming true;
By reason, not religion, I can cull
Which goals and means are fruitful to pursue.
My faith is of the most pragmatic kind,
A better sort than those whose faith is blind.”