Patricia Hofer


Patricia Hofer ended her high school teaching career in the early 1980’s and found her way to Boston for a job with a publisher. Besides learning to research and edit, she eventually had several articles published. After returning to Arizona, she taught freshman English and technical writing at Glendale Community College. Hofer is now retired and living in the lovely mountain town of Payson, AZ. She is currently at work on her seventh book.

Is there a difference between faith and knowing?

In “The Atheist and the Archbishop,” Anthony Bloom [Metropolitan Anthony] said, “… I believe because I know that God exists.” Marghanita Laski, a well-known atheist of the time, responded, “But if you know, you don’t need faith … If you know that God exists, why should faith be considered a virtue” The answer to Laski’s tough question has, I think, something to do with how we define “knowing.”
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