Kevin FinleySept. 5
, 2007Prof. CoxBiblical TraditionAs I sit here munching on popcorn and contemplating my faith stance, I cannothelp but think of the screen in front of me. For the most part it is blank, open to whatever the creator decides to fill the space with. I believe that faith follows this same basicguideline. God has given us this screen, this canvas, this life. We can choose to do withit whatever we want. Some of it may glorify God, and some of it does not. Either way itwas all created by the divine power of God. To me, faith is the basic understanding
belief of something or someone that has the possibility of being false or non-existent.I have faith in the human species. I believe that at our core, we are all innatelygood. Yet by our environment and our individual experience something gets tweaked andwe become capable of hatred, anger, and murder. I have faith that God and Allah are onein the same. I believe that that God’s likeness was lost in translation somewhere alongthe way and that Allah came in His place. I have faith that we should not only celebrateour similarities, but also our differences, we are each individually God’s fingerprint.I believe that in order to go to heaven you have to believe in the creator of theuniverse. I believe that not everyone believes in the same God I do, but they also havethe possibility of eternal life in heaven. I believe God created us in His image, and indoing so, He also gave us a will. I can choose to write this paper or not, and I
thatif I don’t I won’t get the points for it. I believe God gave us this amazing sense of curiosity, and sometimes that curiosity can get into trouble. I believe in God, and I believe that Jesus died for all the wretched stuff I have done, and will do in the future.