Shaunna Faye

Wednesday, November 29, 2006


Talkless Tuesday was (sort of) a success. I slipped up and said two sentences to a friend at work and then I got a phone call from the roomie in which I responded to everything he said in three words: hello, cool, bye. I'm pretty sure Tanya thought I was ignoring her when she came to the house though. I'll explain tonight if David hasn't already.

What I learned from being almost talkless for an entire 24 hours: When trying to communicate with someone that doesn't know the sign language alphabet pointing to letters on your Vitamin Water bottle helps. It can be a little frustrating trying to make a joke so pretty much if I was mute I wouldn't be funny at all. I think everyone should really learn the sign language alphabet.

So, this book I'm reading...Searching For God Knows What...I'm not exactly getting what I thought I would get out of it. And that something that I thought I would get is more specifically anything. I just can't get into it for some reason. I hate giving up on books right in the middle, but I think I might put it aside for a while and read something else. Something that more explains to me why people believe in God instead of how they believe in God. Does that make sense? I've asked all of my christian friends why they believe it and more often than not I've gotten the answer to be, "because I have faith." Well, why do you have faith? Is it a feeling you have? Is it just because that's what you were taught was the truth? And more importantly...did you ever question that feeling or "fact?" I mean, I get feelings all the time about people or places or things and they don't always turn out to be right. And if I'm told that this thing is this way because that's just the way it is....I'm pretty much not going to just believe it. That would be very naive of me.

Does no one question this stuff? Out of all the Christians I know, I'd say that only about 1% of them have questioned their beliefs. Maybe I'm crazy, but there seems to be something wrong with this picture.

Speaking of pictures...I'm going to put one up here now because this entry just got entirely too serious.


At 6:16 AM , Blogger Johnny C. said...

No one questions. It's quite disturbing. Honestly, I think if people truly believed with all of their heart that the Bible and all of this Jesus stuff was true, that they would have no problem questioning God.

They're afraid that if they come to the conclusion that it's not real, they'll have no where to go from there.

"Searching..." is a pretty good book, but it took me a while to get through it as well. There's a book that I want to read called "Letters from a skeptic" that might be right up your alley.

At 7:06 AM , Blogger Erin Humphries said...

Actually, in my experience, most people question their beliefs. I did. It might have not looked like much from the outside, but I definitely went through a period where I wasn't exactly sure. It was the process of making my faith my own, and not my parents.

Also, you have to consider when a person began to believe. If they came to believe later in life (say, in their 20's or 30's) then they may not have to question. The earlier period without God was question enough.


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