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Posted 08 November 2011 - 04:16 PM
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Many of you have noted that there has been a spike in Religious postings the last several days. I rarely post and have never submitted a Topic Post before, but I thought perhaps a Challenge was in order. That is, I've seen where many of you are explaining WHY you believe in what you do. But, if you are human, then you must also have some doubts.
What I'd like to know is what those doubts are? Have you ever heard of the Devil's Advocate? Here is a brief write up of what it is:
During the canonization process of the Roman Catholic Church, the Promoter of the Faith (Latin: promotor fidei), popularly known as the Devil's advocate (Latin: advocatus diaboli), was a canon lawyer appointed by Church authorities to argue against the canonization of the candidate. It was their job to take a skeptical view of the candidate's character, to look for holes in the evidence, to argue that any miracles attributed to the candidate were fraudulent, etc. The Devil's advocate opposed God's advocate (Latin: advocatus Dei; also known as the Promoter of the Cause), whose task is to make the argument in favor of canonization. This task is now performed by the Promoter of Justice (promotor iustitiae), who is in charge of examining how accurate is the inquiry on the saintliness of the candidate
The purpose is to adequately address one's doubts, so that a defense can be constructed to fully address those concerns. Wouldn't it be interesting to see what others actually think/doubt?
This will take a lot of courage from anyone who wants to participate, because you will have to address to others what you don't "get" about your own belief. Also, I'd ask that people refrain from providing an answer/response. I'd honestly like to see what believers and non-believers have to say. Be honest!
With that said, I'll be willing to go first. I'm an Agnostic/skeptic. I'm a firm believer in Evolution. But I'm holding on to the possibility of there being some Supreme Being..because of the fact that so MANY things had to happen just right in order for me to exist. For example, a universe that had just the right physics laws...i.e. gravity. That our planet just happens to be in the "goldilocks zone" where water can both freeze sometimes and not freeze other times. Water is so vital to our way of life. That we have one moon, that had it not been the case, life as we know it may not exist.
Bottomline, because I exist, I know so many things just had to happen to make it so. That worries me and makes me wonder. Was it all planned?
Smee, Dean H, Bamagirl, ems, JF, Mitch10, Francis (and Tiffany if you are reading this, and yes this is a ploy for you to re-engage, since this is part of your doing).
I'm looking to the likes of you to take me up on this challenge. All are welcome!!
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Based on the number of views I think many people are scared to comment. No one wants to be labelled as a believer or worse yet an athiest(thats another thread).
Here little pink piggy piggy
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