suile-glasa asked: How do you deal with having doubts about God?
Unka Glen answered: Well, awhile back I had me some doubts. And I tried talking to my Christian friends about my doubts, but they were no help, because they were too busy repressing their own doubts to hear mine. Besides they were worried I’d talk us both into disbelief.
So I tried talking to my atheist friends, but I realized they were worried too, about losing their faith in nothing. Who knows, if they doubted all their non-belief, they’d end up, ya know, being a believer. So they weren’t any help.
In the end, there was nobody to talk to except God, and that conversation went a lot like this:
Me: I have, like, doubts about all this stuff.
Him: I get that.
Me: You’re not mad?
Him: Nope. I like to do things on the down-low, so that way people come to me by choice. It’s better for the relationship that way. But it sometimes leads to moments of confusion.
Me: Yeah, I guess I kinda suck at the faith thing.
Him: Well, I can just give you the faith, that’s how it’s supposed to work anyway.
Me: Right on. I can dig that.
Him: I knew that you could.
Me: It’s just that sometimes things really look bad.
Him: There’s much more to life than what you can see.
Me: Yeah. That makes sense.
Him: But you can always come to me for answers, that’s how that’s supposed to work too.
Me: That sounds like a lot of me coming to you, and like, depending on you.
Him: Now we’re getting somewhere!
Me: Okaaay. You don’t mind me being kind of a hot mess about all this?
Him: I love talking to you about all this stuff, and there’s so much more for us to talk about as well. Don’t worry about your doubts, fears, or stumbles… just focus on keeping us connected. Everything you need will flow from that connection.