doubt monster

We all remember being afraid of monsters under the bed. We never saw them. But we imagined what they might look like. Eventually we grew up and the monsters lost their terrifying grip on us.

Same with doubt. From our earliest years we were taught about the terrible monster “Doubt”. And Doubting Thomas was used as the illustration. But as we grow up we learn that doubt is an important ingredient in wisdom. It actually helps us to question That-Which-Must-Not-Be-Questioned in order to move into deeper intellectual territory.

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About David Hayward

David Hayward runs the blog nakedpastor as a graffiti artist on the walls of religion where he critiques religion… specifically Christianity and the church. He also runs the online community The Lasting Supper where people can help themselves discover, explore and live in spiritual freedom.

  • http://samscoville.blogspot.com/ sam scoville

    DOUBT: a diminutive of double. To doubt is to double: on the one hand and yet also on the other hand. Doubt Full.: 2-handedness rather than single-handed.? The name “Thomas” means “twin” and in some traditions he is considered brother to Jesus. Doubling. Hmmm.” It actually helps us to question That-Which-Must-Not-Be-Questioned in order to move into deeper intellectual territory.” Imagine : a single-minded doubter moving easily into deeper intellectual territory. Bring it.

  • http://theoldadam.wordpress.com Steve Martin

    If there were no doubt, then it wouldn’t be faith…but knowledge.

    We can live with a measure of doubt.

  • http://missional.ca Jamie Arpin-Ricci

    I must admit that it took a minute to realize that wasn’t the Bat Signal in the background. I need more sleep, it seems.

  • OneTrueKinsman

    “It actually helps us to question That-Which-Must-Not-Be-Questioned in order to move into deeper intellectual territory.”

    This sounds like my quest and eventual path to atheism.

  • http://theprodigalprophet.com Dylan Morrison Author

    I love the fact that our doubting friend has put out a call for Batman! The caped Crusader will come to the rescue with his Bat-texts!!


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