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Yesterday I attended a young person's baptism (she's college age).  There were many, many people who attended, but most notably, her parents, neither of whom had any religious leaning; in fact, they were atheists.  

 As their daughter made her profession of faith, I  wondered what was going through her parents' scientific-method-only minds.  I spoke with them briefly, commenting that I valued their attendance, especially given their differing world views.

They said that they were there, because it was meaningful to their daughter.  

I was impressed.

It takes tremendous self-possession to support someone in something that is important to them, but not to you.

I feel like I have some growing to do here … I was humbled by their magnanimous gesture of love.