Something to Believe In

Our most fundamental desire may explain our love/hate relationship with politicians.

‘The idea of a god has been part of the human story since the very beginning…throughout the ancient world, religion was an ever-present feature of daily life’. Hugh Mackay

‘The wildly irrational faith we sometimes place in political leaders reminds us how vulnerable we are to our desire for something to believe in… how easily we forget that leaders are human and therefore frail, flawed, conflicted and corruptible’. Hugh Mackay.

‘Unlike religious faith, faith in leaders can neither console nor comfort us in our disappointment, let alone in our struggles to make sense of our own lives’. Hugh Mackay

Writer. Aussie. New Mum. Tired.

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