Doubt is the Acid that Eats Away the False

Cherish your doubts, for doubt is the attendant of truth.
Doubt is the key to the door of knowledge, it is the servant of discovery.

A belief which may not be questioned binds us to error, for there is incompleteness and imperfection in every belief.
Doubt is the touchstone of truth; it is an acid which eats away the false.

Let no one fear for the truth, that doubt may consume it; for doubt is a testing of belief.
The truth stands boldly and unafraid; it is not shaken by the testing:
For truth, if it be truth, arises from each test stronger, more secure.

Those that would silence doubt are filled with fear; their houses are built on shifting sands.
But those who fear not doubt, and know its use, are founded on rock.
They shall walk in the light of growing knowledge; the work of their hands shall endure.

Therefore, let us not fear doubt, but let us rejoice in its help: it is to the wise as a staff to the blind; doubt is the attendant of truth.”

Robert Weston


One of my friends on Facebook shared the above extended quote by a Unitarian Universalist minister. I found inspiration in it. Thoughts?

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  1. susan gill says

    While all believers entertain doubts at time, it is the faith that moves mountains that emerges when one is engulfed by the truth. It does not surprise me that a Unitarian Universalist minister considers doubt an attendant to truth. This particular practice no longers holds to any absolutes, having become a sort of haven for those unhappy with the traditional orthodoxy of either Christianity or Judaism. Truth as expressed by the Holy Spirit washes away doubt.


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