Psycho-Babble Faith Thread 669867

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question:

Posted by laima on July 23, 2006, at 22:13:30

Is "psychobabble" a "Christian site"?
Or just have a "faith" section?

Just curious.

Thank you.

 

Re: question: laima

Posted by Dinah on July 24, 2006, at 8:13:11

In reply to question:, posted by laima on July 23, 2006, at 22:13:30

Faith only. Dr. Bob requires that we not say that there is only one "correct" faith or one way to salvation, or anything of the sort.

 

Re: question: Dinah

Posted by laima on July 24, 2006, at 9:03:27

In reply to Re: question: laima, posted by Dinah on July 24, 2006, at 8:13:11


Makes sense. Thank you for helping me understand the site a bit better.


> Faith only. Dr. Bob requires that we not say that there is only one "correct" faith or one way to salvation, or anything of the sort.
>

 

Re: question: Dinah

Posted by rayww on July 24, 2006, at 20:17:21

In reply to Re: question: laima, posted by Dinah on July 24, 2006, at 8:13:11

"correct faith" refers to a religion or a belief when used this way. It's kind of hard when you enter a site like this, and notice it is about faith, and faith is something very big in your life already. If you have spent your life trying to figure it out, and the more you find out about it the more you realize there is to learn, your view of faith becomes a little tunnelled. Faith is not a shallow subject. It could be discussed in depth continuously and we still wouldn't get to the root of it. It becomes more a question of faith in what than faith as a belief or religion. Some faith(s) might be termed shallow, depending on what or who it is you are having faith in. But if it was (say) by faith that the universe was created, well, that goes deep.

How can we discuss faith if we can't even define it, and how can it be defined without discussing? So this forum may be labelled "faith" but it doesn't mean faith as I understand it, in fact I have never quite figured out what the forum's definition of faith is.

What is yours?

Faith is not to be shunned, it's to be fully embraced. How's that? It's to become a part of you, inseparably connected. It can define one's character because it is related to hope and charity, which is the ability to love others and to be loved. Faith is like one of those things that grows inside you with tenacles reaching into, twining, tangling, tieing all together, only it is very good.

Faith is a bit of an abstract, yet is also very real.

 

Re: question: rayww

Posted by Dinah on July 25, 2006, at 17:05:28

In reply to Re: question: Dinah, posted by rayww on July 24, 2006, at 20:17:21

I think Dr. Bob has quite a challenge encouraging the discussion of faith on a board with people of many faiths, including atheism, and many cultures.

In some ways I think the board is an exercise in futility.

But I can certainly see *why* he would discourage people from saying their way was the only right way, since that's implying everyone else on the board is on the wrong path. And I can see why he would discourage people from saying that their way was the only way to heaven, since that's implying that all the posters not on that path were going to somewhere less pleasant.

I think it's *possible* to have truly ecumenical faith discussions, or theology discussions of a scholarly sort. But I think it's a real challenge, and I think many people get discouraged at the difficulty of it. Which doesn't mean it's not a worthy goal, and I thank Dr. Bob for that.

 

Re: question: laima

Posted by crazy teresa on August 1, 2006, at 13:34:46

In reply to question:, posted by laima on July 23, 2006, at 22:13:30

Political correctness is the official religion of PB.


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