i was watching tv the other night and a commercial for lunesta came on. it’s a drug you can take that will help you go to sleep. believe me, there have been some nights in the past few months that i could have have used the stuff!
anyway, the commercial concluded with the long list of warnings and potential side effects…the kind that sound a lot worse than the problem you’re taking the medication for, in the first place! the cautionary notice finished with the following line:
“the exact way lunesta works is unknown.”
really? you want me to put this stuff in my mouth and swallow it and you don’t even know how it works? great. that ought to inspire a ton of confidence in the product with potential users…
i’m not sure our spiritual experiences are much different.
“come to church…it will make your life better.”
“i can’t explain it, but my day just goes better when i start off with prayer.”
“don’t ask me how, but jesus just makes a difference.”
“i don’t really have any explanations, but i know what i believe is true.”
great. those kinds of statements probably inspire potential users about as much as a lunesta pill…