When our son Jeremy visited us last week, he told me that he is a “praytheist” (rhymes with atheist). He doesn’t practice a religion, but he takes a few moments each day to sit quietly and express his gratitude.
He also told me about a problem he is facing. A close friend who is anti-vaccine believes that Covid vaccines are unproven with possible, unknown long-term side effects. Jeremy feels that everyone should be vaccinated.
Jeremy suggested to his friend that there is a 50% chance that he (Jeremy) is wrong and a 50% chance that his friend is wrong. Jeremy proposed that if he is wrong, he and his family will have masked up and taken a chance with an unproven vaccine, but if his friend is wrong, he is putting himself, his family and countless Americans at risk of illness and death.
It sounds right to me.