Siddhartha by the River: On Rivers, Losing Faith, and Enlightenment

Originally published at https://www.splicetoday.com under the title “The God Delusion.” The original last paragraph has been restored for this version.

We stood together on the shore of the lake, feeling the cool water drag our feet deeper into the sand with each ebb and flow, listening. Back then I believed that if I paid enough attention, I could…