On the Dishonest Resolution of Doubt

(Patheos::Excommunications) – Captain Cassidy:

When Christians begin to seriously doubt, the reactions of the people around them are predictable. Christians take doubt very seriously–because they must. If they do not stamp it out quickly, then one person’s doubt can infect a whole group. So when you see one Christian honestly and openly express feelings of doubt, before long another Christian will wander into the discussion to try to “help.” …

Adding to the problem of doubt, Christians have long idolized feelings of certainty over verification of correctness. Doubt flies in the face of certainty–and so it must be eradicated. …

patheos…2015/09…dishonest-resolution

Giovanni Battista da Faenza: The Incredulity of Saint Thomas

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