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  • Spiritual doubt

    You are either on the inside or the outside, black or white! If you’re not with us then you are totally against us. Sometimes it can be like that. But often we are more in between. Maybe you do not feel so convinced as those around you? Maybe thoughts or feelings are a bit “gray” or mixed? You doubt. Is it right to do this? Was it a good way to meet her? Is it absolutely true as he said it? Should I invest more in this relationship? Should we wait to have sex? Is what I believe in completely wrong? Am I worth anything whatsoever? Does life really have a meaning?

    grubler

    It is healthy with some skepticism and good to stop and ask critical questions to

    ourselves and our surroundings. Otherwise we are like hay that whizzes around

    with the wind, shapeless and colorless. I’d say it’s very healthy with a dose

    of doubt toward strong authority figures, the tabloid truths and our own

    prejudices. But there is also doubt of a kind that might be quite painful. Most

    types of doubt pass by rather quickly, but not all. It can drain us until exhaustion.

    Doubt may occur gradually and then become completely immersive, or it may be

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  • What’s believing and faith according to Christianity?

    dominoMany will quickly get negative associations when they hear the word Christian or Christianity: Zealous, condemnation, joylessness and naive. Much of this is the christians own fault. God’s name has been used and abused in many ways throughout history. Some have bad memories after being condemned from Christians, and the warning of Matt 23, 13 is interesting here: “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees! You hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven before men. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to.” Other have been hurt by the church’s many sins of omission; how it has overlooked some aspect of our life’s hardship or not speaking out loud against injustice or bigotry.  Continue reading  Post ID 680


  • Doubt

    You are either on the inside or the outside, black or white! If you’re not with us then you are totally against us. Sometimes it can be like that. But often we are more in between. Maybe you do not feel so convinced as those around you? Maybe thoughts or feelings are a bit “gray” or mixed? You doubt. Is it right to do this? Was it a good way to meet her? Is it absolutely true as he said it? Should I invest more in this relationship? Should we wait to have sex? Is what I believe in completely wrong? Am I worth anything whatsoever? Does life really have a meaning?

    grubleungdom

    It is healthy with some skepticism and good to stop and ask critical questions to ourselves and our surroundings. Otherwise we are

    like hay that whizzes around with the wind, shapeless and colorless. I’d say it’s very healthy with a dose of doubt toward strong

    authority figures, the tabloid truths and our own prejudices. But there is also doubt of a kind that might be quite painful. Most types

    of doubt pass by rather quickly, but not all. It can drain us until exhaustion. Doubt may occur gradually and then become

    completely immersive, or it may be there as a longlasting “murmur” inside us.  Continue reading  Post ID 680


  • Why I belive… and why not

    There are many reasons why we either believe or not believe in religion. Reasons higly personal, often heavily influenced by emotions and things we’re not able to precicely define. It is very personal why we make the choices we make. Here you get a very brief sketch from some of my own walk between faith, disbelieve and doubt. I think of myself as the rational type, but can see how important emotions are also heavily impactin in my spiritual journey.

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  • Is there a God?

    Are there good reasons to believe in a God? And good reasons not to do it? Is God within our reach at all? If God exists, he is of course quite independent of whether we believe in him or not. Us denying Gods existence does not invalidate the possible reality of it. And a believe in God is not in itself a proof that he is real either.

    “The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament announces the work of his hands … There is no speech, it sounds no words and no voice can be heard. But the message goes over all the earth, their words to the end of the world.” Psalm 19, 2-5

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