Choosing Electives - I Suck at it!

I am taking a class that bashes the existence of God and everything I stand for. I love God and I won't pretend that I don't believe in Him in order to get a decent mark in that class. I'd rather get a D than to deny my faith, thank you very much.

However, I must admit that I'm living the remaining days of my university career feeling conflicted and burdened. I can't write my paper - I can't even start it! I'm thinking, "there's gotta be an easier way!" But there seems to be no other way! I just simply hate this course. My only motivation is to pass it. I can't even promise myself that.

This has got to be the most difficult class I have ever taken. More painful than ACC 406 unfortunately. It takes pain to a whole new level.

Moral dilemma.

I just can't write this paper...

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09 March, 2009 | Dee said something at 11:25 PM

Anonymous Tiff said...

Is it an epistemology course you are taking?

In any event, don't sacrifice your beliefs! It is sometimes hard to justify your faith to someone who does not believe (especially in the form of an academic paper). I once heard an analogy stating that a believer and a non-believer arguing over faith can be equated to a person standing on a table trying to hoist another person up from the ground onto the table (to belief). However, given the laws of gravity, it is difficult for the person on the table to accomplish their objective while it is exponentially easier for the person on the floor to pull the person on the table down (to non-belief).

Anyways, it is almost 1am and I am probably making little sense.

At the vary least, in the school of logic Pascal's Wager can be used:

"If you believe in God and turn out to be incorrect, you have lost
nothing -- but if you don't believe in God and turn out to be
incorrect, you will go to hell. Therefore it is foolish to be an

Good luck!

(Also, I am interested in knowing the main arguments of your paper once they have materialize).

(Also, is it too personal a question to ask what faith you are? (I'm part of the United Church))

12:53 AM


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