July 18, 2010. (on location, sitting on the church steps in Binzen) Today is Sunday, a day we set aside to go to church, have a special family meal, take time to rest and think. I realize there aren't many here in Europe who don't attend church any more. It's not that people don't appreciate quietude and beautiful music, or that they don't value goodness,beauty and truth. I think people still desire those things. Speaking as one who abandoned God for a period of time in my life, I think there is a suspicion of the church; a mistrust of those who call themselves "saved." Over time an entire culture discards its belief in the scriptures, and eventually in truth itself. Religion becomes a habit embraced only by the weak-willed, narrow-minded. (In some cases this may be true.) However, this is not the way of those who sincerely desire truth.