Do you benefit from faith?
- I’m not sure
Let me tell you first what inspired this post.
I read a brief post from Namahottie recently and I happened to be a bit down(but faking otherwise) at the time. It was something about faith and Jesus fulfilling her life in a way that made life easier, better. She worded it in a way that it almost seemed believeable…Then I realised that for a long time now I’ve been pondering on the concept of faith.
What I’d like to hear about is simple… or is it? What is faith? What does it bring to your life? How do you benefit from it? Any religions welcome. Personnal religions-beliefs(as in friendly atheist and agnostics) are also welcome.
I hear people talking about the benefits of holding on strongly to some beliefs. Many say they gain better control over their lives and a higher level of satisfaction in general.
That’s not something I dismiss so easily. It just doesn’t do it for me though, even if I try to believe. Am I lost according to your religion?
Sometimes I find life is hard enough and I honestly wonder if it’s because I lack faith. I don’t think life would be that much easier but does faith really make a difference?
Those are serious questions, and this is a serious thread.