A Newcomer told an Old-timer "I don't believe in any of this Power Greater than myself business that I can't see!"
The Old-timer said "Really?"
Newcomer, "Yep! That's right!"
Old-timer, "Ever heard of a compass?"
Newcomer... "Of course!"
Old-timer... "Do you know how it works?"
Newcomer... "Sure. The magetized head of the needle always points true north..."
Old-timer "Why does it do that?"
Newcomer... "Magnetic fields."
Old-timer "Have you ever seen a magnetic field?"
Newcomer... "No, but I know it's there."
Old-timer "You know about things like polarity, magnetic fields and how they work... you believe they exist, but, you've never seen them?"
Newcomer... "Of course."
Old-timer "Well... if you're ever lost out in the desert or in a forest... and you have a compass and you know how to use it... it has the ability to get you un-lost.... I hope your unbelief in Powers that you can't see, such as the Magnetic fields, do not prevent you from using the compass to find your way to safety!"
Old-timer "By the way... did you ever play with a magnet when you were a kid?"
Newcomer... "Of course I did!"
Old-timer "Sure... the magnet had the power to pick up things right in front of you!!! Did you ever see the Power in the magnet?"