Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Doubt is faith

The word faith relates to its counterpart, doubt. Doubt is not disbelief, doubt is merely a condition of less faith. Whoever talks about doubt necessarily talks about faith, in small quantities. To say "I doubt something" is to say "I have little faith in it", not the same as saying it is indubitably false. Faith is therefore a scale upon which doubt is measured. Doubt is, in effect, a sub-set of faith in the lower degrees. Faith therefore includes doubt, and doubt is a degree of faith. In this way, faith contains doubt, and doubt is a lesser part of faith. The future of religion could well be to appropriate doubt, to co-opt the agnostic. Not for me though.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

New Short Stories event

This is part of the Metrowords festival. I built that website myself, by the way. Metrowords, "the biggest festival" had no website, would you believe. I have a coup de theatre in mind for the night but I don't think I'll have the nerve required to execute it. It would be funny though.