My theme for this Sunday comes from St Mark chapter 9, verse 24.
Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief
Whenever asked about my religion, if I am feeling charitable I describe myself as a devout doubter; if uncharitable I tell them to mind their own business. ‘Devout doubter’ may seem like a smart-arse cop-out, but actually I mean it literally. I am devoted to my doubt: I love my doubt: I cleave to my doubt. Theologians can burst a blood vessel trying to persuade me as to the correct meaning of that quote above, but I choose it to mean that I want help to maintain my doubt. When I stop doubting I’ll stop seeking the truth.
I find the entire discussion riveting. The quality of the beautifully chaired debate is outstanding. All the speakers have something worth saying, and they say it well.
It includes the following quote from Vasudev –
Belief will give you solace: belief will not give you solutions
As a mantra for a devout doubter, that takes some beating.