:::Ask the Alliance Question #5:::
Question submitted by Robyn: “I’m struggling with making a commitment to learning why any religion is true. One of the main things I think I’m struggling with is that finding a religion to be true would require me to make some huge changes. Do you have any advice on how to start and where to start?”
Note: We attempted to contact Robyn using the email address provided in the submission (including variations!), but our emails kept bouncing back.
Answers from the Alliance:
Robert Oram: ‘Robyn’ – Do some earnest self-reflection first: Start by removing the word ‘religion’ from your mind and all its connotations. Next, completely forget about ‘any changes’ you might need to make. Then, most importantly, ask yourself how important is it to you to find ‘the truth’ about the world you are living in. If there is any objective truth to anything in the world, how important will it be for you to find it? If you find that it would be important to you, then you can start making some practical plans about how to investigate & look into various claims made by various groups. For example, does God exist, did Jesus rise from the dead, what is the evidence for Islam etc. And as you go just remember what your motive is, no matter what.. You can then decide ‘what to do’ with what you find afterwards. Don’t be so preoccupied with that question that it clouds your efforts from the get-go. Good luck & God bless. [Read more...]