A child beholds religion/Santa Claus and sees both
goodness and purpose. She is informed that life on earth
is short; sacrifice and discipline is necessary in
preparation for the future- that future is broadly agreed to
be eternity spent with a loving God (and/or lots of toys)
|Perhaps the greatest leap of faith is that
which is intrinsic to the very notion of
With basic needs met, in an environment both secure and enriched with
the care and respect of family, a child hears of a God both loving and
patient- there no reason to believe it not.
|Life advances through time and the child begins to experience events and
perspectives challenging the idyllic perceptions heretofore held as indisputable...
The moment of 'doubt' arrived with little warning (puberty can have this effect)...What
is the Missing Child to do?
is not. M
|Within a faith- considered whole- there are countless components necessarily
dependent upon all others in contribution. If any one of these components
inherits the blemish of 'Doubt' there is no proportionate lesser 'Absolute'.
|Faith as the nearly exclusive prerequisite to ‘salvation’ contributes to positive
plans in the future just not those of any use on earth. With the only attendant
obligation being that of converting the sinner through a promise to which the sole
purpose is delivery of relief that one won’t go to hell- The ultimate ‘playing not to
|Full-Faith in another's explanation of matters unseen is
'brainwashing' . It is a brainwashing reinforced by brainwashing as
those under the influence look outward, projecting the torment of an
elective affliction to be the experience of others seen to be oblivious to
their own suffering
Faith in existence of the unseen enhances the experience with intrigue
and inspires a fulfilling curiosity. Faith in a mystery sharpens the
perception of beauty and the moment.
|My faith is restricted...
to the knowing that you believe.
I do too just not like you.
I believe I am wrong
and I have faith...
finding you makes two.
For I believe with all my heart...
I know nothing to be truly true
|Some say ‘God is
everything or God
be true I guess.
|There is a word for those who
accept the invitation from
another to believe in things not
seen without search…well 2
words really… ‘cult’ and