Have you asked for proof?
January 30, 2011 2:40am CST
You have to believe and trust that the current religion you profess. Have you ever asked for proof of the truth of religion that you believe now? Like what you desire proof of the truthfulness of your religion? Have the evidence given by your religion with real proof that you can receive with your own eyes? Critical attitude of what have you done to your own beliefs?
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30 Jan 11
My Philosophy and Theology classes have truly helped me discern on the validity of my Catholic religion, going so far as to the existence of God. But there is enough use of reason to critically find that there is a God (take St. Thomas Aquinas and his five ways of proving God's existence, for example, not to mention St. Anselm, Gabriel Marcel and others). But in the end, it usually comes down to your own level of faith. Not to say that your religion is simply what you make of it (that would mean the utter uselessness of religious groups), but rather that we as people who share a religion with other people are all a part of a community that seeks the truth behind how the world works.
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30 Jan 11
Actually some are asking a proof which some religions shown their book or bible about where they got the truth. But some are having their doctrine that not included in the book or bible just only their belief from traditional way. Like me no need to ask anybody because I know that the faith given by God is enough proof to believe Him. see you around
27 Feb 11
You will agree with me that religion is not science, which required proof in a scientific metologis, there are times when what I had inside of Religion can be easily understood by logic, but when it can not be absorbed with the logic here, then the faith who speaks. Greeting
21 Feb 11
Religious truth does not need proof, Enough with our own beliefs and faith. Do not ever think our religion is true, while other religions are wrong. Because we never know which one is right and which wrong. Sebernarnya Religion is a container (organization) for a person of faith (a belief), and represents one way or our way to get to safety on the last day of Judgement.
6 Feb 11
Nice :-) I never asked for proof, what I do is look for evidence of the truth values contained in the teachings of my religion in my life sehari2. Does this teaching can make my life better and provide a positive influence for those around me? Evidence that the true teachings of my religion is to see the "fruit "of the implementation of this doctrine into the life, whether positive or negative fruitful. Study it, criticize and try to put it into practice. It is easy to learn and criticize, but when it comes time to practice, it was hard not to play. Greeting
3 Feb 11
Hmmm, not a religion that gives proof to me, but God is faithful love that proves to me the positive values of a religious doctrine. There are significant changes after I tried to understand religion more deeply, namely, life is more controlled, more gracefully in addressing the realities of life, learn to accept differences and appreciate them. Although actually I'm still far from perfect in understanding the religion that I embrace, until now I am still learning and struggling.
31 Jan 11
No I have not asked for proof to God about my religion. But I did ask God ask for signs regarding decisions that I make in my life. It is really hard to know if one belongs to the right religion. I think as long as you are in the right path (following the will of God) you are okay.
31 Jan 11
Just like a little child asks questions and wants an explanation to all the things he/she doesn't understand, so also many of us have questions and expect a reasonable answer with proof regarding God and religion. As parents answer the curious questions of their children, so also GOD is eager to answer the curious questions that arise in our mind. I definitely ask for proof and now am satisfied with what I belief in as I asked and asked and now am answered and equipped to answer. Some don't think they need to ask "why", as that would mean they don't have enough faith in their GOD, but asking "why" would make our faith more strong, and we can stand up to our beliefs when others ask "why".
30 Jan 11
I suggest that there's no religion that could save us but it's our relationship to God that counts. If we ask for a proof then that means we are in doubt. But if we have that relationship to God, I mean close relationship then you won't be asking for proofs because you can already discern what is happening with your relationship to God. Going to church is good, doing acts of kindness is good, praying is good - but what is our reason why we do such things? For me I do such things (I don't mean all good things) because of my relationship to God. Our relationship relies on how often we experience of Him. Please think about this and I hope I made my point clear.