It is an unquestioned belief; a conviction that is not required to be substantiated
by any evidence. That’s why the word ‘faith’ is often preceded by the word ‘blind’.
Most of us have the same faith as our parents. Is this a coincidence or are we just
following an influential example? When I say, ‘I’m having a shave’
Doubt is common
Doubt is also uncomfortable, but members of all religions have periods when they
lose their God. It's often after the death of a loved one that we wonder why our
prayers were not answered and begin to question the whole basis of our faith.This
website hopes to offer succour to those people.
Firstly, you adopted a belief.
Exactly what is a belief?
It’s a piece of information that you have chosen to accept as true. Some people believe
that man did not land on the moon in 1969. That is their choice.
People choosing to believe in something does not make it true.
I used to believe that coffee was improved by two spoonfuls of sugar, now one crystal
ruins it for me.
my 2 year old daughter says, “I need to have a shave!” Few of us realise the power
we have over the young; humans are apes and we learn by aping. Click herefor more
On Channel 4 in 2009, Rowan Williams (C of E Archbishop of Canterbury), Vincent Nichols
(RC Archbishop of Westminster), Tariq Ramadan (Muslim theologian), Jonathan Sacks
(Chief Rabbi) and Sadhu Paramtattvadas (a leading Hindu) were all asked the same
‘How do you know there is a god?’
None of them produced anything resembling evidence and Sadhu said memorably,
“It’s faith. It really is as simple and as powerful as that.”
I say, “Powerful?”
Is the absence of evidence a powerful position or a weak one? What do you think?Click here for more on faith
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