Jun 10, 2013

'Faith changed people's lives'

This American Life's Ira Glass on his relationship with Christians who reach out to Chicago gang kids, and how they tried to convert him to Christianity:

"In the end ... believe or not believing in God wasn't something I felt like I had a choice about. I simply found I didn't believe. It seemed attractive to believe. It seems like you get a lot out of belief, if you have it. And I had witnessed with my own eyes the change that belief had made in the lives of people I had met .... I witnessed how faith totally changed people's lives. But when I looked at what I believed myself, I just found I didn't believe."