2 lessons from Pi

1. People fail to realise that it is on the inside that God must be defended, not on the outside. Meanwhile the lot of widows and homeless children is very hard, and it is to their defence, not God’s, that the self-righteous should rush.

2. Doubt is useful for awhile. We must all pass through the garden of Gethsemane. If Christ played with doubt, so must we. But we must move on. To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.

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One thought on “2 lessons from Pi

  1. “Faith is an objective uncertainty.”

    I belief that doubt is the sign of actual healthy faith. Even to the prophets God gave them reasons to believe, and you cannot find the term “blind faith” in the Torah, Tanakh, New Testament, Quran, or any other religious text.

    I find that worldwide, people have a need to create certainty in subjects there is no possible certainty, such as history, religion, or philosophy. Rather than teaching our own opinions as facts to children, perhaps children should be taught in context of the debate, so that rather than being brain-washed apologetics, they can be critical thinkers.

    Practically, this makes sense. If you question anything, you also have a hypothesis. By testing your hypothesis, you either understand its truth better, or you find the fallacious core which carries no truth. Thus regardless of our own traditions, we must all be pursuers of truth. I think we find that no single group of people can be the exclusive keepers of God’s Truth, but I also doubt this fact as well.

    Most importantly, I believe doubt takes from us the basis of judgement. While we may be convinced of our own possession of truth, this assumption should never to be so strong as to feel vindicated to hold others to our understanding of morality or existence.

    Just some thoughts… Keep writing Natasha!

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