Doubt does not undermine belief. It is central to belief, an indispensable part of accepting God and the mandates of a religious tradition. Even fervent believers have doubts -- lots of them.
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Over the years, I've continued to ponder my initial reaction to that church and particularly to the hymns. What was it that I found difficult, even embarrassing?
When conversations in our culture center on religious issues and doubt, false dichotomies are always given as the only choices. But belief is never that neat or clean.
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