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Even cardinals should have doubts, says commentator
This commentator asserts that having doubts about one's faith can be healthy, as it guards against intractability and sense of humour failures.
- Richard Holloway
- March 7, 2012
Then, her steely facade disintegrating, Sister Aloysius bursts into tears as she speaks the last words in the film: "I have doubts â€¦ I have such doubts."
We are not told what it is she doubts,Â but we conclude that behind herÂ severeÂ and implacable front there lies a mind riven with uncertainty about the truth of the very beliefs she has given her life to. This is a well-understood phenomenon and it is one few of us have not experienced.
We understand how often the proclamationÂ of excessive loyalty is a cloak to hide unbearable doubt, even from ourselves. Doubt can be unbearable. It is one of ourÂ most painful experiences; butÂ whenÂ we attend to what is happening and try to understand it, it can be the prelude to liberation and a kind of rueful peace of mind.
Full Story: Let our angry cardinals believe in their doubts
Source: The Guardian