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I was supposed to be somewhere twenty minutes ago, man... - Diary of a Necromancer
Excuse me, I'm making perfect sense, you're just not keeping up
robling_t
robling_t
I was supposed to be somewhere twenty minutes ago, man...
Inner Trevor just said, "Faith is not the absence of doubt; faith is moving forward in the face of doubt." Which... appears to be a summation of something, whether it's his opinion of his own life or my reading habits lately or possibly the courage of firefighters and cops, I suppose I'll find out soon enough...

feeling: puzzled

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kaffyr From: kaffyr Date: July 20th, 2011 11:45 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
As a once-upon believer, from a long line of academically-inclined believers of the Northern Baptist variety (just about 180 degrees' difference from Southern Baptist, believe me) I can assure you that "moving forward in the face of doubt" is one of the strongest forms of faith. Probably the most dangerous as well, at least in all too many cases, but it may also be the purest. It makes the phrase "a leap of faith" more clearly something both awesome and awe-full.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: July 21st, 2011 09:23 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
It's something I've heard said before, but that it came to mind just there is definitely some off-label interaction of reading Twilight with my own project looking over my metaphorical shoulder. Trevor presented himself as a character almost from the get-go with a sort of quiet, examined faith that's actually left me scrambling to keep up with some of the research, since it's such a different background to the question than my own (it took me a week even to identify that specifically he's a Quaker and it's kind of Relevant To His Interests), and he is really taking a dislike to that text -- not on the entirely reasonable grounds that the vampires are rubbish, but because he's offended by its outlook... Yeah, my head is a weird place to live. :)
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