How does the war impact the characters' religious faith? Would your faith be impacted in similar circumstances?
Join Date: 10/15/10
Join Date: 12/07/12
My faith ,which was very strong for forty years, evaporated. So I can understand those who looked to faith for a way to live and seek comfort and I could understand those who did not have faith any more. I liked the fact that different characters had different reactions, either continuing to honor rituals or turning away.
Join Date: 03/22/12
I have never really had any type of faith although I often envy those that do. I can see why faith a great help in getting through difficult situations. We recently took a trip to India and it was clear how religion,faith and spirituality helped people cope with what seemed to me, to be a difficult life. I would think that if one had a strong belief to begin with, it would take a lot to shake that faith, but could also understand how one would begin to question it.
Join Date: 06/16/11
I think that faith is or at least should be a very personal thing and I believe that the circumstances of these characters would test anyone's faith and each person reacted in his/her own personal way. My faith would certainly have been affected but to what degree I can not say because of the old saying that you must walk in another's shoes to understand them. It is sort on like the question about would you become an informer. I do not know.
Join Date: 05/19/11
Join Date: 02/28/14
My faith would most likely bring me to my knees with questioning and seeking an understanding of the circumstances...very difficult to justify to anyone. Then I would go through an anger stage, internally screaming for both the things I would be asked to endure and things I see others trying to endure.
In the end, I would hope I might feel my faith was helping me to cope with the situation and find strength to move ahead. However, I don't think I can truly say what would happen until faced with this type of physical, mental and spiritual devastation.
Join Date: 11/12/11
I would definitely question my faith. For sure.
Is it possible to separate faith from the church? I for one, am mad at my church or diocese right now for putting my children at risk. The church leaders knowingly put an abusive priest in my church. So I am very upset with my church but I am not mad at God. Did I question my faith, absolutely. Has it changed. Yes, definitely. Such a hard question.
I don't know how people could live through a war like this, with ethnic cleansing and horrible injustices and not question their faith.
Join Date: 03/19/14
My faith has waned with the years, despite my yearning otherwise. I know many who claim a strong faith, but have witnessed only two whose faith stood strong during the pain of tremendous illness and loss.
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