I just read a blog entitled “Is every doubt a sin for a christian?”
The answer was basically “No, it’s okay to doubt… yourself.”
My response, which I thought was worth passing on:
Doubt is what we call it when your brain is doing more than keeping your head inflated. It’s the mechanism by which we tell truth from lies and correct ideas from nonsense. Any belief system that has at it’s core “you shall not doubt” as a commandment is going to be as corrupt as any dictatorship, and for the exact same reason.
Doubt is what keeps us from all leaping to follow the next dear leader. The freedom to call bullshit on things is what separates us from north korea. It’s perhaps the single most necessary thing a human being can do in a free society. It’s the only real check against tyranny and evil.
Don’t just doubt some, question every single thing you’ve ever thought or been told in your entire life until you run out of things to question, then go find some more.