Posts Tagged ‘Doubt’

Doubt in an age of deconstruction

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

We are living in an age of deconstruction, and it’s affecting faith. Every ideal is picked apart. George Washington has his mural painted over because he owned slaves. The aspiration for e pluribus unum (“out of many, one”)—from the Great Seal of the United States—is being shredded by the chronic subdividing of increased tribalism. Even gender Read more

Eat, Pray, Doubt: Temptation and the Call to Love

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015
Eric Immel SJ

I do, at times, consider leaving the Society of Jesus. Like when I hear a baby cry right at the end of the Eucharistic prayer, or unlock the doors of a neglected community car that isn’t mine, or wake up alone. I was reading Eat, Pray, Love. I am not ashamed to admit reading the Read more

Doubt and faith

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Once I believed that when you found faith, it rarely wavered. Then I learned that even saints had massive doubts about God. How reassuring. If even the holiest of the holy had second thoughts, why not me? Maybe we Catholics should talk more about doubt. It actually is an intrinsic part of the pilgrimage, a Read more

Choosing to believe

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

“You believe in God? Jesus!” The irony was lost on my friend. The only funny thing he’d picked up on was that I could believe in God. I get it. As a leftie, organic pasta, and free-the-gay-whale type, people tend to think I’m atheist. At a stretch, I’m middle class enough to be a casual Buddhist Read more

Atheist’s 40 “Difficult” Questions to ask a Christian

Friday, August 9th, 2013

John Barron says  he thought I’d write  in this Twitter post,  “Not so much because I feel a need to offer proper answers, more so because I am always amused at what Atheists offering these kinds of questions or challenges believe they are ‘difficult’ or substantive challenges to Christianity.  It makes one wonder, if these are Read more

Belief, doubt, hypocracy

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Christopher Lane considers the case of a man who has lost his faith, but continues to practice his religion. ‘I continue to believe that religion brings the potential for a great many good things” says the man.   “I could probably continue going through the motions, except that I believe in morality and honesty, and I Read more