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Kay41 July 1st, 2013 2:20pm

Which of these two contradictory phrases do you think is more true?: "Doubt is the beginning of wisdom." OR "Faith will move mountains."

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TrogdorORL n dimensional
07/01/13 6:20 pm

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.

Ariella LovePeaceNHappiness
07/01/13 11:33 am

Your questions are always amazing!
Both are interesting, but I have to go with faith will move mountains.

Kay41 the Midwest
07/01/13 11:52 am

Thank you Ariella! That is very nice of you to say. :)

Jeninerd Hoth, AK
07/01/13 9:55 am

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...

Jeninerd Hoth, AK
07/01/13 9:56 am

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.

eLucidate writing
07/01/13 8:57 am

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".

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EarlyBird Portland
07/01/13 8:24 am

I'm not a believer but witness every day the power of faith.

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Angela12 Anyang, South Korea
07/01/13 8:18 am

I think they're both true, it just depends on why you're doubting and what you put your faith in.

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potatoes
07/01/13 8:12 am

Very good question. The religion filters would be useful right about now...

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/01/13 8:02 am

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.

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Keldeo Laverre City
07/01/13 7:57 am

Faith, it really does. Well metaphorically.

XercesBlue ...
07/01/13 7:55 am

Doubt, ideally, keeps you questioning your surroundings and stepping through to research your questions/curiosity.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
07/01/13 7:42 am

Faith is very powerful.

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rlands
07/01/13 7:37 am

Doubt for sure. Question something and you'll learn much more about it than if you put blind faith into it.

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USNavyVet Sonar Man STG2
07/01/13 7:26 am

Faith will not move anything,try a bull dozer instead.