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Religions concepts => Faith => Topic started by: Shalini on July 28, 2011, 12:03:18 PM

Title: faith needed
Post by: Shalini on July 28, 2011, 12:03:18 PM
I think in the world that we live in today, faith is needed more than ever. The stresses and expectations of everyday life--from family, work, relationships, etc--- can leave one feeling so overwhelmed  :-\ 
Title: Re: faith needed
Post by: laurent on July 28, 2011, 02:24:38 PM
But shouldn't one find one's own way, rather than rely on blind trust and adopt someone else's beliefs? Yes in modern life you will need to take some time aside and think about what you do and why. I think that it is essential that you do. Whether or not you have faith. But why do you need the faith? It seems counterproductive to me, like a pre-packaged belief system you can just unwrap and adopt as your own. No thinking necessary and no need to question yourself or anything. Too easy! :)
Title: Re: faith needed
Post by: Andre on September 15, 2012, 01:36:44 AM
Mankind has always needed something to believe in other than himself. From the dawn of creation man has sought a god to worship. He has worshiped objects in nature such as the moon , sun , stars or he has made images of what he believe his god should look like. He needs to trust in someone or something that he feels is more powerful than himself.Knowing that others need this faith/belief some have sought to abuse their follow man by making themselves gods or pretending to represent some god.What ever the case ,however ,when we are at our lowest points in life we need something to believe in to give us hope.
Title: Re: faith needed
Post by: laurent on September 19, 2012, 06:40:13 AM
Good point Andre, mankind has an appetite for the sublime, which has been traditionally satisfied by religion and worship. I think that a few thousand years ago, that might have been the most efficient and effective way to do so. But is that still true today?

Our understanding of the universe is surely not complete but it is much deeper than it was even just a couple of hundred years ago. We understand such things as DNA, quantum physics, relativity, we have discovered beautiful mathematical truths. We understand much more our place and impact in nature. All this knowledge is accessible to anybody, anywhere in the world. Can the beauty of what we know and understand not satisfy our need for absolute and truth that is currently satisfied by religion? Should it?
Title: Re: faith needed
Post by: Andre on September 22, 2012, 09:34:33 PM
Hi Laurent. It's good to meet people who can discuss ideas without being aggressive.  Jesus asked Pilot an interesting question;"What is truth?" Others have questioned reality, for whether we like it or not or believe it or not the human race is evolving both scientifically and spiritually. The things that even our parents thought were impossible a few years ago  are mow comman place - ( 4g cell phone/ the song sung in churches and upgrading of the language of the Bible). The race or society that ceases to evolve becomes stagnant and either die out or is absorb by other races or society. The Incas and Mayas of South America and several of the tribes of North America are examples. Religious intolerance though still prevalent is on the decrease in most countries. Freedom of wordhip is the accepted norm in most countries. What will happen in a few years fron now is anybody"s guess. What is certain is that if we lack faith in ourselves and what we believe in there ore always those ready to lead us in their ways and their beliefs,