Do You Have Faith in Your Faith?
February 2, 2009 2:17am CST
I'm quite interested in the topic because I have been knowing people who seemed to doubt about their faith. Why? They are transferring from one religion to another. Are they not confused of the new religion? How come?! They were confused in their previous religion that's why they transferred, right? I don't know your views on this BUT I'm so eager to hear your opinions. THANKS ALL!
2 Feb 09
The people who change religions are always on the road to the truth. But the problem with them is that they don't know an effective way to do the searching. They always see incompleteness in the religion they see. This can be due to their lack of maturity or the vice versa. The first reason comes into the spotlight when the person is very young and belives what is said by another person to be the truth. He will be ready to experiment with everything. But this type of soul search will not be helpfull. It is immature and just wastes a lot of time in fruitless exercises. Such a search is like Don Quote attacking the wind mill without knowing whether it was a wind mill or a monster. On the other hand if the person takes a religion for the second reason ie., due to reasons which were obtained after mature thinking, then the person may find the exercise helpfull even if he doesn't end up at the right religion according to him. This is because a conscious and mature thinking about different religions will help him to know more about different religions and their ideals and therefore can narrow down his search for the religion that satisfies his spiritual needs.
2 Feb 09
You know what, my faith (= religion, a belief which is accepted without question because there can't be good answers to such questions)is not so much based on "faith" as most faiths(= religions) are. This is precisely why I have an unshaken "faith" in my faithless faith! If there is a faith that makes least demands on my having to believe some written word, well, at least one of them is mine. In my knowledge there are only two systems that would qualify for this. One is Buddhism another is Advaita Vedanta. What is in other words called as Monism or Non-dualism.
9 Oct 10
for me not totally 100%.because it's hard to follow what's my faith.only 98% i faith in my faith.actually i have many reasonable faith i made in this world.even you cannot believe this.my first faith i get it to my father.second in my observation to the unbelievable thing.third in the material thing.and the rest is only me can known.
2 Feb 09
Maybe that person haven't found the truth he is seeking that is why he keeps on transferring from one religion to the other. To find the truth, you must know the mark of true religion. Do they honor/use God's name? Do they believe the Bible as God's Word? Do they have genuine love among themselves? Do they preach about God's Kingdom? Are they part of this wicked world? These are just a few things to ask or observe.