Vol. 1 Ch. 3 P. 10

Deep down, you know you don’t really need proof.
You just need a reason to believe.

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20 thoughts on “Vol. 1 Ch. 3 P. 10

  1. My experience is that I could not reason my way to faith, but I could find plenty of reasons for my faith. In those times when I’ve struggled the most I can identify a lack of contact with God. When I am most at peace, I know with conviction that I have achieved some conscious contact with God. I can’t explain the difference as a change of mind, but rather a change of heart.

    Beautiful photograph and the thought with it certainly fits.

    • My experience is that I could not reason my way to faith, but I could find plenty of reasons for my faith.

      Lovely thought, and most certainly true for many people. I think it’s called faith because we really can’t reason our way to it — it’s either you believe it or not.

      Thanks for sharing!

  2. awesome picture and awesome sentiment. i have been on both sides of the faith coin and i assure you, when you don’t believe there are PLENTY of reasons and examples that support this lack of faith. when you do want to believe though, there are even more signs. it’s amazing. i don’t believe anything i don’t already, at least on some level.

    i should note that my atheism was very lonely and angry. when something went wrong i felt like it was my fault (because I’m so powerful) and when something went right, i had nothing to share it with.

    having my faith (which is my own, nothing i’ve been force fed growing up, so don’t feel alone if you don’t believe in god the way god has been described and portrayed to you) has connected me to everybody and everything that has ever happened since the beginning of time and until the end of time. that’s a higher power i can connect to.

    • having my faith (which is my own, nothing i’ve been force fed growing up, so don’t feel alone if you don’t believe in god the way god has been described and portrayed to you)

      Like you, I have my own brand of faith that doesn’t really fit any of what has been taught to me. But I remember Desiderata, and it said “Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be.” πŸ™‚

  3. My sentiment exactly. Now, I’m talking and he still won’t own up to the words he said before I even started talking. Not that he would believe it anyway.

    Jumping the gun ruined everything.

  4. Plus, I forgot to say, the photo takes the breath out of me. Just looking around in nature, all the beauty and the harmony.. well, that’s proof πŸ™‚ (I’m not entirely sure I’m talking about the same subject this post is about.. but I think so. And if I’m way out sailing.. who cares?) πŸ˜€

  5. Fabulous picture!!

    On a good day I definitely don’t need proof.

    On a bad day I can still cling on to needing “a reason to believe” or, being totally honest here, I can search and search for some proof – it all depends on my attitude.

    Christine

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