Long time lurker, on quite a few forums… so I finally decided to actually become involved instead of just spectating all the time.
OK… I’m Catholic, mostly because my father was at a very early age and is quite obsessed with it (he is currently in the process of becoming a deacon) and later, through independent research, I justified it to myself as this is right.
I’m the kind of person who looks at every possible argument, a thousand different ways. I’m constantly trying to find holes in a variety of subjects. But one thing at a time, right? As the title of this thread suggests, “fragile faith” is my latest dilemma and I would enjoy reading everyone’s opinion regarding this.
I will try to narrow this down as much as I can. Basically, my faith is easily shaken, even broken and I become upset, because I’m sort of entertaining thoughts such as (I will give you my latest, and obviously big one) doubting if Catholicism, or for that matter, any religion is true, heaven or hell, nothing.
What brought on these devilish thoughts is a different forum I’m quite fond of. I don’t know if anyone here has heard of it, but it’s a simply unriveled board in terms of both raw numbers of people and spirited debate. If you will, please bring up the following link:
The negative thoughts I have seem to have inner-connections, this being the latest one, meaning materialism, and the question is are we truly looking for truth, or just wishful thinking? When I pray at night, I always cant excape the thought of it’s just my own mind answering my own questions to satisfy me, and not god. I really just go crazy sometimes because just when I think I have a somewhat solid grasp on faith, it just slips away. What do you guys think??