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Thread #109167   Message #2284245
Posted By: Little Hawk
10-Mar-08 - 09:25 AM
Thread Name: BS: I'd like to believe that there is a God
Subject: RE: BS: I'd like to believe that there is a God
Is faith hard, Mrzzy? Not necessarily. It depends on the condition of the heart. I had no trouble having total faith in my parents, my country, and the authoritative power of the world of science when I was 7 years old. Faith comes very easily to a heart that is open.

Faith is very hard for a heart that has grown cynical, fearful, reactive, defensive, and suspicious, as Slag suggested.

Most of us do become quite cynical and suspicious as time goes by...due to a series of shocks and disappointments we have suffered in life. We start expecting the worst. We develop many chips on our shoulders, and we being reacting to things around us in a hostile manner before any offence has even been given...as I see all the time on this forum.

I remember that when I first went off to school I thought that everyone in the world would always be kind and truthful. I thought that all people were good to one another. I thought that everyone had high ideals and noble virtues. Well, I was in for a surprise.