Thomas doubted and Thomas believed.
Sunday schools teach little kids about how stupid Thomas was for doubting Jesus, and that we all should just believe. That’s what good Christians do right? We aren’t supposed to have any questions, or struggle with our faith. Saying that there is some invisible patriarch in charge of this whole mess, intentionally allowing or disallowing all these atrocities to take place, oh, and lets not forget that like superman and his father, Jesus was sent from the heavens to save us all, and when he left he gave us a ghost to inhabit us… saying that that is the truth is just a simple rational exercise right? And we have our own book to prove it. Don’t doubt any of that, that would be wrong.
See the problem is, you have to doubt that story. Rationally it doesn’t make sense and never will make sense. Why my family and friends keep loving me, no matter how many times I screw up, doesn’t make sense. Why one man starving himself or being locked away in prison for years can change the fate of a nation doesn’t make sense. These are stories and actions any rational person would doubt.
So kids, go ahead and doubt. Just remember the other thing Thomas said to Jesus, “My Lord and my God.”
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