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Old 10-14-2012, 11:13 AM   #13
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Default Re: Ever feel like you need a religion?

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Originally Posted by miller-time
is doubt really such a bad thing? i would rather everyone doubt their beliefs than assert them with fervent conviction.


"Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters. Any belief worth having must survive doubt" ~Isaac Bashevis Singer

Remember, Jesus did not condemn Thomas for his "Doubt," he offered himself up as proof to him. Doubt is proof of Faith, in many cases. By questioning your own belief, you are affirming your humanity. You are affirming the foundation of your own beliefs. Most of all, doubt forces us to make sure in the accuracy of the who, what, and why of our path. When you do not doubt, you lose the ability to identify your own fallibility.




No... doubt is not a bad thing.


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Originally Posted by miller-time
why does he have to ask if jesus is real? why not krishna? or allah?
what delineating piece of reasoning or evidence can you produce that makes that question more worthy than any other?



Well... I'm going off of Howard Storm's testimony...

He lived his life as a Atheist, and had a Near Death Experience.

He recommends people to ask Jesus if he is real...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWYddjpPFu8
(Howard Storm) Amazing testimony!


Start at the 9:00 minute mark

(but you should really watch the entire video)
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