The Bubble Boy Wasn’t Healthy

If you lived in a bubble, you could filter out all the stuff around you. You could control what you exposed yourself to, and you could stay safe and secure. If you fell down, you would just bounce back up. If someone tried to touch you, they couldn’t get through your bubble. It would feel warm and cozy, and everything would be alright. Right? Wrong.

The problem with living in a sanitized bubble is that the body needs a certain amount of exposure to germs and toxins to build up a resistance to them. Limited exposure to things that can harm us makes us healthier while avoidance of harmful things may actually make us unhealthy. This is the basic principle behind modern vaccines.

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Jonathan Martin: Pastor of Renovatus Church in Charlotte NC – On Mitt Romney, Liberty University and civil religion.

I want to post this blog essay by Pastor Jonathan Martin on Liberty University and its relationship to civil religion. This is a nice complementary piece to my post on civil religion. As you read this, please keep in mind that I am an alumnus of Liberty who served the university in the Residence Life department for 3 years. I’m not an outsider throwing stones.

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Jonathan Martin: Pastor of Renovatus Church in Charlotte NC – On Mitt Romney, Liberty University and civil religion..