Conversation Starter: Faith

What does faith mean to you? Is there a particular faith you believe in? What is it about that faith that draws you to it? Are there particular doubts you struggle with?

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8 thoughts on “Conversation Starter: Faith

  1. faith is believing that things can get better even tho at times you can’t see them because of the fog that surrounds them. I believe in Christianity, but I sometimes wonder if we shouldn’t throw away everything that’s not written in red ? A lot of issues that we make a big deal out of, Jesus never even spoke about. wonder why?

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    1. What a great answer! I wonder if we focused on the belief that things could get better if it would motivate us to be that change, to make that difference. One concept I love from Christianity is being the hands and feet of Christ. I know what you mean about the issues that can be prioritized verses what we see as Christ’s priority. I see someone that brought radical change to his faith by loving the sinners, the poor, the weak. I see someone that encouraged us to think beyond the material to matters of the soul, to be the change.
      Thank you for sharing your faith.
      (PS everyone, this is my awesome Dad.)

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  2. the very people that most of Christianity treats as outcasts are the very ones that Jesus wanted to be with !!! We need to help the homeless, protect young girls and women from sex slavery, we need to get our young men off drugs, we need to start loving our neighbor like we would our own family !!! seems like I’ve heard that somewhere before, what a concept !!!!

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  3. Reblogged this on Exploring Alura and commented:
    Faith to me is a personally developed belief structure that provides the physical motivation, internal determination, and metaphysical satisfaction to approach life and living. Every structure is wholly individualized. I believe two children growing up exactly the same way will inevitably result in two different belief structures due to the inherent differences in how minds perceive and process life experiences.

    That being said, I believe that all belief structures are connected. By love. It is the tie that binds us to one another and allows us individually to coexist as humanity. By embracing our need to give and receive love, we embrace the concept that while details and specifics may vary, all are working towards living life and loving living. Which is all that matters at the end of the day.

    My doubts in faith are actually singular. I doubt I will ever know everything there is to comprehend about higher powers, creating forces, and the connecting metaphysical relationships. My ability to accept fault in my wisdom and understanding of something beyond comprehension is by design. The second I believe I know everything there is to understand about these “things”, that is the second I crown myself “Creator of the Universe”. And while I have ridiculous narcissistic tendencies, believe with fiery passion and conviction in the power of love, and hold an insane belief in my own divine providence, even I would not go so far as to say I am god. For me, “Know-it-alls” and religions deserve a good poke in the eye for the false doctrines they preach, the condemnation they spew, and the constant fear and judgment they serve alongside lies and hypocrisy.

    But that’s getting off topic….

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    1. Wow, this is amazing. Love is what connects all. I really liked this part: I believe that all belief structures are connected. By love. It is the tie that binds us to one another and allows us individually to coexist as humanity. By embracing our need to give and receive love, we embrace the concept that while details and specifics may vary, all are working towards living life and loving living.
      So true.
      Thank you for reblogging.

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      1. Thank you for the inspiration to define my faith and belief system. It feels good to get it out and to do so in a place where it is so positively received. I really appreciate that!

        I was attacked today after offering sincere concern and advice to a fellow blogger I’ve come to adore. It hurts when my good intentions are negatively interpreted, especially by someone I care for. I don’t feel that negativity or judgment on your blog. And I love that!

        I can’t wish to continue our back and forths.

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