Thursday, January 29, 2015

Faith, Doubt and Certainty

With the recent rash of “true believers” who insist on inflicting their beliefs on others by killing people who don’t agree with them, I came across an interesting quote from Paul Tillich: “The opposite of faith is not doubt but certainty.”

This reinforced the observation I’ve had that truly spiritual people don’t have all the answers. They are seekers, looking for the answers. Doubt exists is all aspects of the human psyche. Science continues to find more answers, but in so doing, poses even more questions. Inquiring minds continue to ask questions and search for answers.

Unfortunately, some people on the extremes lock into an answer, no longer question and inquire, and insist on pushing their “answers” down other people’s throats.

Let’s keep inquiring, exploring and seeking dialogue.

My rant for the day.

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