July 11th, 2005

Gloria

The foundation of faith.

It seems to me that for a while, I've been in a state of confusion and uncertainty about religion. It's not that I have doubts about what I believe; rather, it's a case of struggling in the practice of it. Today, I would like to talk about the foundation of my beliefs, to give you an idea of what I believe and why I believe it before I talk about my uncertainties tomorrow. I'm not asking anyone to change their beliefs; I am writing this for two reasons: firstly, for myself, and secondly, so that you may understand where I am coming from when I discuss my beliefs. I only ask that you read if you are interested, and that you keep an open mind. I welcome any questions you may have. While it may seem like a bit of heavy reading, I must say I have brushed over many things and could have written significantly more. Indeed, volumes of books have been written on the subjects I touch upon. But without further ado ...

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