BELIEF

FAITH

YOU ARE NOT ALONE

If you are having doubts, fear not, you are in good company.

That icon of goodness, Mother Teresa, pictured above, lived the last fifty years of her life mourning the loss of her faith, saying,

 

“I felt no presence of God whatsoever."

 

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DOUBTERS’ CLUB

THE SITE FOR PEOPLE QUESTIONING THEIR FAITH

Somehow your belief grew into a faith.

 

Exactly what is a faith?

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.

 

 A belief is just a choice and it can change.

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Is a lack of evidence important?

Well, may I ask you some questions?

Do you believe in fairies?

No? You mean you’re an atheist towards fairies?

 

Why is that then?

 

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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 here for more on aping

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 question:

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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