In 1978, a decade or so after rejecting Christianity as a teenager, I stumbled on a little paperback version of Alan Watts’ Beyond Theology. It was the first time I realized I was not alone in my thinking. I’ll never forget the overwhelming relief I felt (sort of a reverse-conversion experience maybe?) This book not only assuaged my need for intellectual validation but also demonstrated to me that truths outside of the realm of religious doctrines can be articulated honestly and joyfully.
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