FACTOID # 6: Michigan is ranked 22nd in land area, but since 41.27% of the state is composed of water, it jumps to 11th place in total area.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Crisis of faith

Crisis of faith is a term commonly applied to periods of intense doubt and internal conflict about one's preconceived beliefs or life decisions. A crisis of faith can be contrasted to simply a period of doubt in that a crisis of faith demands reconciliation or reevaluation before one can continue believing in whichever tenet is in doubt or continuing in whatever life path is in question - i.e., the crisis necessitates a non-compromisable decision: either sufficiently reconcile the cause of doubt with the belief or decision in question, or drop the belief.


Religious doubt could lead to anxiety over the doubter’s supposed eternal future. People experiencing religious doubt or total deconversion can suffer if they fear Hell might exist. This can apply to atheists or agnostics. The friends of relatives of freethinkers can also experience distress over the supposed eternal future of a loved one. Certain religious beliefs can lead to unhappiness. Many religious adherents derive happiness from their religion. Similarly many freethinkers derive happiness from being able to decide philisophical and moral issues for themselves. Atheism, in its broadest sense, is the absence of a belief in gods and or deities. ... Agnosticism is the philosophical view that the truth values of certain claims—particularly theological claims regarding the existence of God, gods, or deities—are unknown, inherently unknowable, or incoherent, and therefore, (some agnostics may go as far to say) irrelevant to life. ... It has been suggested that Freethinking be merged into this article or section. ... Happiness is often used to describe emotional or affective state in which we feel good or pleasure. ... These five broad types of question are not the only subjects of philosophical inquiry, and there are many overlaps between the categories which are subsumed within the discipline under the four major headings of Logic, Ontology, Epistemology, and Axiology. ... Morality, in the strictest sense of the word, deals with that which is innately regarded as right or wrong. ...


The concept of a crisis of faith is most commonly applied to religious beliefs, since faith is a fundamental tenet of many religions and the gravity of religious decisions is perceived by many to be great enough to aptly describe a period of extreme doubt as a "crisis". It can also be applied to doubts over influential life decisions, such as doubts over a chosen career, a marriage partner, etc. Religion, sometimes used interchangeably with faith, is commonly defined as belief concerning the supernatural, sacred, or divine, and the practices and institutions associated with such belief. ...


Reference

  • Wikinfo

External link

Atheist testimony


  Results from FactBites:
 
Crisis of faith - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (207 words)
Crisis of faith is a term commonly applied to periods of intense doubt and internal conflict about one's preconceived beliefs or life decisions.
Similarly many freethinkers derive happiness from being able to decide philisophical and moral issues for themselves.
The concept of a crisis of faith is most commonly applied to religious beliefs, since faith is a fundamental tenet of many religions and the gravity of religious decisions is perceived by many to be great enough to aptly describe a period of extreme doubt as a "crisis".
Faith In Crisis (4473 words)
Faith, biblically understood, can be broken into three parts: knowledge and belief of content, trust in that content, and a commitment of one's life to that belief.
Faith, as we have seen, is far more than intellectual assent to an abstract set of doctrines - though it is not less than that.
Faith, biblically understood, "is a 'wedding ring,' …pointing to mutual commitment and union between Christ and the believer.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m