Unbelief is a terrible thing

Unbelief is a terrible thing - "Unbelief is a terrible...

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Unformatted text preview: "Unbelief is a terrible thing. And so is the hurt we cause others unknowingly," Nettie writes in an insightful and meaningful revelation. Corrine refuses to believe that Celie is the mother of Olivia and Adam; she says that she cannot even remember meeting Celie (Letter 10). In addition, Nettie realizes that Corrine is physically very ill. "She gets weaker and weaker and unless she can believe us . . . [she will die ignorant of the truth]," Nettie emphasizes to Celie. Nettie reaches out to Celie, as Celie once reached out to God, asking for help in carrying a terrible burden. If Corrine is to die, Nettie wants her to die knowing the truth about the children's true mother. The truth, Nettie hopes, will give Corrine peace and will make Nettie no longer a socially accepted missionary "sister," but an emotionally love-linked sister, bonded by their sharing of Olivia and Adam.emotionally love-linked sister, bonded by their sharing of Olivia and Adam....
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