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​Would Jesus Drive a Plymouth?

Learning to let go of cherished notions

New light does not contradict old light,” the minister intoned. I knew that. I knew God wanted people to go to church on Saturday—that was most important of all. I knew that good people were supposed to put money in the offering plate, go Ingathering, read their Bibles, pray, never watch television, and buy only cars made by Chrysler Corporation.

I was barely 5 years old. Daddy and Mommy had taught me all these things—intentionally or unintentionally. Daddy knew the Bible texts that proved them all, except the ones about television and Chrysler Corporation cars. If the Bible had been …

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