Van Allsburg, who now lives in North Carolina, poses that question in an essay for his "Van Allsblog" website.
"Standing in the cold March rain in Washington, D.C., at the 2012 Reason Rally, a former Christian and now atheist mentioned to me the problem of religious pluralism, especially as it relates miracles occurring to folks of religions different than Christianity," he wrote. "If only Christianity is true, how is it that people from other religions experience good things from prayer? This is especially vexing in that the doctrine of original sin purportedly teaches that all people who are not in Christ by faith are under God's wrath."
Van Allsburg offers a simple answer to this complex question.
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