This I Believe is “a national media project engaging people in writing, sharing, and discussing the core values and beliefs that guide their daily lives. NPR airs these three-minute essays on All Things Considered, Tell Me More and Weekend Edition Sunday.”
This morning’s essay was by Paul Thorn, a singer-songwriter raised in Pentecostal-type faith in northeast Mississippi where “The people who were trying to get me to God used fear and intimidation like a hammer, beating into submission anyone who dared to question their brand of absolute truth.”
Mr. Thorn’s essay has a happy and hopeful end. Audio runs just over 5 min.