You Don’t Need All the Answers

by Tom Roberts

As soon as your friend opens his mouth you know what’s coming. Another barrage of difficult questions you don’t know how to answer:

“If God’s so loving, why is there so much suffering?”

“How can you believe in God when science gives us better answers?”

“What gives your God the right to tell me what to do?”

On top of your homework, after-school clubs and your parents’ demands for a tidy bedroom, you don’t know how you’d ever manage to find out the answers to all these questions.

The good news is you don’t need all the answers. What you need is a question of your own.

Here it is (get ready):

Why do you think that?

Sorry if that seems like an anti-climax!

Your friend may not realise they have beliefs of their own.

But the reality is that while your friend wants to challenge your beliefs, they may not realise they have beliefs of their own…

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