It takes faith to believe that good works will get you to heaven.
It takes faith to believe in the Cast system.
It takes faith to believe we only live once and then we are dead and nothing else matters.
It takes faith to believe we come back to this world as someone or something else after we die.
It takes faith to believe that if you kill someone in the name of Allah you will have virgins waiting for you on the other side.
It takes faith that when you go to sleep you will wake in the morning.
It takes faith that when you get in a car, a cab, a train or an airplane to go someplace you will arrive safely.
It takes faith to order food in a restaurant or buy it in a store and believe it is safe to eat.
It takes faith that if you work hard at your job you will get a raise.
It takes faith to believe you can do something you have never attempted to do.
It takes faith………..
It takes some level of faith to believe in anything. We have those that will try to confuse the idea of faith by adding the word blind faith trying to make your faith unbelievable. Some confuse faith in evolution by removing the words micro and macro. Some people speak as if they have all the answers, that they have facts, that they have proof. Some people believe they are better than you or I. Some people have an agenda that is for themselves and not anyone else unless you agree to the faith they have in their agenda.
You see “FAITH” is something that we all have one way or the other. It is where we choose to place that faith that is important. So the next time we find ourselves thinking we have all the answers, thinking everyone is crazy if they don’t believe as we do, take a step back and realize that everyone has faith in their belief. The key is to make sure that where we place our faith is real or has the highest chance of being true. To openly share your faith and why you believe in it, to listen to the opposite points of view, to look into the chance of something being true, to look into the real background of any faith, religion or belief will bring each of us closer to what we should place our faith in. Faith should not be based on what we like to do or what makes us feel the best or what we want to hear. It should be based on something that is real to each of us, something that we can say holds our faith steady or something that is not threatened by others or ourselves because we look into other faiths or beliefs. Real faith should stand the test of investigation by you or others.
After several conversations with several different people on the topic of what are people really looking for in life I found several comments that focused on who am I and why am I here. Why should I care? What should I believe in? Is there really a God? If God is good and controls everything why does He let all the bad things happen? Who is the real god? Are we created or did we just happen? Science has proven we have evolved over time. I can’t believe the bible is true. What religious belief is the real deal?
I have asked several of these questions myself and find many people who don’t believe the same as I do, take positions on these topics based on feelings or personal comfort with how they want to live their life just like I did. How do you look at life? What makes you believe the way you believe?
If you would share any thoughts you may have it would be great. I believe it is the unasked questions and the unanswered questions that control who we ultimately are, what we place our faith in, how we act and react to life’s issues.
Thanks in advance for your support in this exploration. What questions do you have or do you hear from your friends?
Have you ever wondered just who you are? Just why you are here? Why you do what you do? Why you have become the person you see looking back at you in the mirror? The person behind the face you see?
It all begins at birth. After one is born we start taking on the influences of our parents. We learn by doing, seeing, touching, tasting and smelling. We learn by doing even if it is a bad experience. We react to things we see and restate things we hear. Our personalities are in full development mode. We move onto school and enter into our formal education years and our mind continues to soak things up that we are taught, hearing what people want us to hear. We start becoming our own person which has been influenced by everything around us. At some point in this process our personalities take over and it drives us deeper in the direction it has been programmed to do. We many time don’t even realize the things we are missing just because we have programmed our mind to see things the way we want to see them. Life moves on and we become set in our ways and generally can have issues seeing someone else’s point of view if it does not somewhat line up with ours. We dig in our heals when things oppose our point of view. We don’t want anyone rocking our boat. Then something happens. It could be the death of a loved one, an accident, a close call, a war, or just about anything that rattles our daily norm and for a brief moment we become vulnerable and have a window of opportunity to see things differently. If we react things can change and if we don’t, in short we are back to where we were before this event occurred.
If we would just allow ourselves to peel the onion back and get to the core of who we are, we could start to see these influences that molded us. Makes little difference if it is religious driven or the other side of the equation that believes we are just here via some big bang. The point to this is that getting to the core of how this all began is important and if we did not evolve from some little cell that just happened, then someone must have started it all. It really is one or the other. This someone would have been the beginning of everything including ourselves. So if you choose to place your faith in chance than don’t worry too much because you just happened, but if you place your faith in someone who started everything then it might be good to find the beginning of this so you have your faith in the right someone.
Possible a little deep I know. But worth pondering. What I found while digging into these thoughts was surprising. It was not overwhelming and most definitely was worth the time spent traveling down this discovery road. I feel I now know how this all started. It takes faith to believe in either side of this story. It is really just a question now of where you place your faith and making sure that it is your decision and not a decision influenced by what someone else would have you believe.
When one looks back on their life we find that our personalities start their formal formation at birth. How we are raised, the environment we live in, our schooling, our religious upbringing all play a role in who we are today. Check this YouTube video out and see what this author has tried to analyze, drawing conclusions based on solid non – influenced data.
If the influences of our childhood including our schooling years play a key role in who we become, we could say that what we choose to place our faith in is generally a combination of our developed personality and the things of life we feel most comfortable with. Rocking our boat of life is something none of us like. But who’s faith do we really have; our own or that of someone else?
I find it interesting that if we were to peal the onion back so to speak, rock our boat just a little, throw out all the things of this world that seem to complicate any investigation for just a little while, we could find that everything boils down to the question: Did God create us or did we just evolve? Only one can be true.