Which of these two contradictory phrases do you think is more true?: "Doubt is the beginning of wisdom." OR "Faith will move mountains."
I don't find these two statements contradictory. I disagree with those who claim faith is the same as un-evidenced. iPhone dictionary: "complete trust or confidence in something" is a better definition.
I don't see the contradiction.
Your questions are always amazing!
Both are interesting, but I have to go with faith will move mountains.
Thank you Ariella! That is very nice of you to say. :)
In my mind, doubt has always been a good thing. Inquiry is how you learn and grow. No one ever got anywhere without questioning or challenging the status quo. To me, "faith" means putting something in someone else's hands and hoping they'll pull...
through. It's a good thing to have if you have no other choice, but not if you can put the power in your own hands.
I am partial to the doubt phrase because self-doubt opens the mind to new perspectives and gains the benefit of other thinkers. Sherlock Holmes would say "mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself".
I'm not a believer but witness every day the power of faith.
I think they're both true, it just depends on why you're doubting and what you put your faith in.
What you're doubting*
Very good question. The religion filters would be useful right about now...
Doubt, which leads to the continual questioning, evaluating, validating, and modifying your knowledge and beliefs, is the very key to developing wisdom. Faith, a belief which persists despite all evidence, can only delay getting the mountain moved.
Faith, it really does. Well metaphorically.
Doubt, ideally, keeps you questioning your surroundings and stepping through to research your questions/curiosity.
Faith is very powerful.
Doubt for sure. Question something and you'll learn much more about it than if you put blind faith into it.
Faith will not move anything,try a bull dozer instead.