Hope: Where my faith got lost
Recognition of a Possibility ---> Hope ---> Faith ---> Knowledge
Even though I don't have faith in God anymore, I still think that this is how gaining faith works.(Did I learn that in Sunday School? Probably.) If this is the case, then "hope" is the part that I'm stuck at. I'm agnostic, meaning that I've accepted the fact that I just don't know whether there's a God or not. But in that definition and in reality, I do recognize the possibility of a God.
What keeps me from the "hope" that there is a God? There are a few things... big things... unoriginal things... that everyone with faith has somehow overcome.
- Why so are there so many religions and gods? If the others are " made up" why not "yours"?
- Most religions have a religious text... and they can't all be "the one" correct one. They each have plenty of historical data to back them up as well.
- Miracles are indistinguishable from coincidence, except that someone prayed for them. But there are plenty of prayers that don't get answered. And there are good things that happen that nobody prayed for.
- The feeling that I used to think was the "Spirit" is the same feeling I've gotten at a touching movie or while reading a good book.
Posted by Kaycee.