Ask questions. Don’t be superficial.

 

"As Questions" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

“Ask Questions” cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

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Just ask a few questions. It’s wise to question your beliefs.

If you don’t, your life has no depth. It is superficial.

In fact, it’s wise to stop believing your thoughts. Thoughts aren’t what is. The word is not the thing. Neither is the thought the thing.

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3 Responses

  1. Ducatihero says:

    “stop believing your thoughts. Thoughts aren’t what is.”

    “Just a small town girl Livin’ in a lonely world… Just a city boy, Born and raised in South Detroit… Goin’ anywhere… Don’t stop believin’, Hold on to that feelin'”

    So stop believing or don’t stop believing and hold to the feeling? If something is not the thing, what is the thing? Or is there no such thing as the thing?

    Surely there a case for believing in some thoughts and holding onto them and holding onto other thoughts loosely. Being willing to change or being willing to say “I don’t know” with others.

    There must be profit in meditating on whatever is pure, lovely worthy of praise. That’s a thought I hold on to and believe in.

    Whether it better to be British or Canadian I guess might dependent on what the context is – ice hockey or soccer. My money would be on Canada for ice hockey, but you never know *wink*.

  2. Teague Frawley says:

    I remember in Bible College and in church be discouraged from questioning the beliefs I was taught, but for 30 years there were doubts, questions, and contradictions I could see that bothered me. I remember being miserable, not because I had any question regarding the existence of Source, because that I have never doubted. Then once I became completely set free of my illusions (disillusioned), I immediately began questioning everything and suddenly I was happier then I had been in over 30 years. I began to trust the mind Source gave me and to trust the inner voice of holy breath within me. I began to read things that contradicted what I was taught. I began to let go of many things and embrace new and came to the conclusion that Western Church and theology has misunderstood Jesus life and teachings altogether as IMO it can only be understood from a Eastern Spiritual Tradition perspective. Most importantly though it took a few years I am now comfortable in my own skin and I like, love, and accept myself unconditionally and therefore I’m happy.

  3. Ducatihero says:

    Gosh Teague my experience is different.

    It was studying first an honours in theology and then a masters in biblical interpretation that freed me to think and critically engage in a supportive environment centred on community and holy living. It challenged my assumptions and presuppositions and enabled me to do the same with others in a mutually edifying way in spite of passionately held differences of views.

    I learned to appreciate other cultures and differences and see all expressions as having advantages and disadvantages not inherently any one being preferable to the other.