Alright, despite my inactivity in this forum (I could explain why, but thats not the point today), I got thinking about religion today. I've taken too many religion classes, so blame that. Anyway, a thought occured to me, well, more like a question. I'm going to ask the question initially, post a couple of ideas, then ask it again. ~~~For the record: I am neither Christian nor Catholic. I enjoy studyin religions because it goes hand in hand with the history of humans and the way they act. A good connection between Anthropology, History and Psychology. Hooray!!~~~ Is the struggle to find proof of God a blasphemous act? (Specific to Christianity/Catholicism) Ok, I'm well aware of the fact, that this is a strange question. Initially I laughed it off as my attempt to find some new paradox in the world. However, the more I thougth about it the more it weighed on my mind. Then somehow, it made sense to me. I'm going to start with a view verses from the Bible. Mathew 9:29: "Then he touched their eyes and said, 'According to your faith will it be done to you.'" I think this is a rather important passage. In the New Testament you see a lot of healing through "faith." Whether or not this healing was physical or metaphorical is always up for debate, however, it seems the focus is always on the act of healing. If the act of healing was important, than why was it read "According to your faith" not "through me." Sound nit picky? I really don't think so; here's why. "Jesus" was all the proof you would have needed, correct? If you saw a man cure a blind man, heal a leper, and help a paralyzed man walk, well you'd sign up as well. God would have gotten his followers, and Jesus would've been rocking. Thats not the focus though, through his "teachings" the word faith is thrown around more than Tommy Lee's wives. Is there a reason why faith is said so much by the very man who was "proof" of God's existance? Another example of healing through "faith:" Luke 7:50: "Jesus said to the woman, 'Your faith as saved you, go in peace.'" Ok congratulations Bryan, you can find Bible verses about faith, why bother? Great question: so to the actual point of this thread..... If the point of Christianity was to provide proof for the risen son and God, himself, why would faith be taught? The very definition contradicts the struggle to find "proof." Dictionary.com - Faith: "belief that is not based on proof." I assume that the words in the Bible are chosen with atleast some form of discretion. So yet again, we focus on the word faith. God calls his "followers" to have faith in him, not to have proof of him. However, in today's age, it is more important to have proof of everything. We must have proof to believe in it. We are in the age of cynics and pessimists. (And rightly so) However, if an entire book (the "ONE" book on Christanity) is focusing on "faith" then why are Christians attempting to prove their "savior" exists(ed). Wouldn't this be considered blasphemous? Instead of following the word of God, they let go of their faith. They become "scientists" and cynics. They question God's existance by attempting to prove it. You can't prove what you haven't questioned. For example: If I wanted to prove that 2+3=6 I would have initially had to question what 2+3 equals. So back to the question: Is attemping to prove God's (and Jesus's) existance blasphmous? I say yes, your thoughts?