This made me think of George MacDonald in his sermon on Job:
“To deny the existence of God may, paradoxical as the statement will at first seem to some, involve less unbelief than the smallest yielding to doubt of his goodness. I say yielding; for a man may be haunted with doubts, and only grow thereby in faith. Doubts are the messengers of the Living One to rouse the honest. They are the first knock at our door of things that are not yet, but have to be, understood… Doubt must precede every deeper assurance; for uncertainties are what we first see when we look into a region hitherto unknown, unexplored, unannexed” (George MacDonald, Sermon on Job, Unspoken Sermons)
“There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds.”
– Alfred Lord Tennyson, born this day 1809
//Discuss… Is Tennyson onto something here?
Read it all: The Englewood Review of Books