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I date my break [from communism] from a very casual happening. . . . My daughter was in her high chair. I was watching her eat. She was the most miraculous thing that had ever happened in my life. . . . My eye came to rest on the delicate convolutions of her ear — those intricate, perfect ears. The thought passed through my mind: ‘No, those ears were not created by any chance coming together of atoms in nature (the Communist view). They could have been created only by immense design.’

Whittaker Chambers

I must give attribution to Chuck Yeager. I was once invited to the debut of a movie about the Paris Air Show in Hollywood. As the editor for many years of Hang Gliding Magazine, and as something of a pioneer in the sport of hang gliding in the 1970s, I was somehow invited to this premier. The master of ceremonies was Chuck Yeager, and I had a chat with him before the showing of the film. We were talking about the dangers associated with pioneering aviation endeavors, and Chuck said to me (I paraphrase): "You only get to make one significant mistake, and you'll go down in flames and leave a big smoking hole in the ground." That phrase from Chuck Yeager stuck with me. GilDodgen
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Barry, I was a lifelong, hardcore, Dawkins-style atheist. It was for my five-year-old daughter in 1994, the product of a long and very painful infertility ordeal, that I bought a cartoon video entitled The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. Simultaneously, a Christian friend (some atheists do indeed have Christian friends!) introduced me to Michael Denton's Evolution: A Theory in Crisis. Literally, within a period of only a few weeks in 1994 my atheistic worldview went down in flames and left a big smoking hole in the ground. So, I can identify with Whittaker Chambers. GilDodgen

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