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Thread #109167   Message #2284976
Posted By: Little Hawk
10-Mar-08 - 10:28 PM
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
Your question was "is faith hard?". Well....(shrug)...obviously faith (in anything) is harder for some and easier for others. I don't think your question really has a definitive answer.

Faith (in anything) comes naturally when there is great love. I'm speaking of faith in general terms when I say that, not specifically of religious faith alone...but in either case, the same can apply. Lack of faith comes naturally when there is hostility, suspicion, disappointment, a sense of betrayal or any other bad feeling like that.

Have you ever noticed how great it feels when people have faith in you? And how lousy it feels when they don't?

When one is deeply and happily in love...one has tremendous faith in the object of one's love. These are the experiences we all secretly or openly long for in life and we search for them, each in his or her own way. Most people search for it through individual relationships, most often of the romantic type. Some people search for it through greater service...in various ways...to their family, to their community, to their nation, even to the whole world. Some people search for it through various forms of religious devotion.

I cannot fault anyone for engaging in that search, because in so doing they are rendering service unto the highest ideal they know how to reach for.