Friday, February 21, 2003

This entry is based entirely on Saalon’s post for today, so please read it before reading this.

I think Saalon’s facing – at least in part – the true depth of faith. Which is a very scary thing, but critical to finding religious maturity.

My God is literally unimaginably large. I don’t want a God that can fit in my imagination. My faith is complex. It’s weird. It’s confusing. I literally can’t understand all of it. And if you want a real faith, shouldn’t it be one that goes much deeper than the human mind can fathom?

I think that a lot of people believe that they grok their faith. That’s dangerous, and shouldn’t be true. Should a religion that strikes to the core of human existence be grokkable?

And while I dislike disclaimers, I feel it’s important to point out that I’m not suggesting that one can’t know anything about one’s faith. One can be pretty sure that God doesn’t like adultery. But the truth goes way deeper than that statement. And that’s the point.

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