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The Bridges of Faith

Postby Sabina » Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:58 pm

Ryan started the topic about faith and Kris mentioned bridges.
So, here are a couple of "Bridges of Faith"!
Would you cross these?

=0o


Hussaini, Pakistan

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Hanging Bridge of Ghasa, Nepal

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Re: The Bridges of Faith

Postby mirjana » Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:06 am

Good question that calls all of us who took part in the topic Faith to tell a word.
Hmmmm......watching these photos seems not possible that I would cross it. But, the circumstances change the view. :) Tricky question that probably can not be sincerely answered until finding myself in the situation. I used to have similar(although not as dramatic as these photos) situations in life when it seemed that I have Faith. How would it be in such one, I really can not say.

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Re: The Bridges of Faith

Postby Sabina » Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:11 am

mirjana wrote:...But, the circumstances change the view. :) ....

Yes... or maybe not change, as for someone the answer might be a clear "Yes", no matter what.
But, I agree that probably almost anyone would cross any bridge, if only the circumstances call for it.
Which actually means, that we all have it in us to cross any bridge, and that's a nice thought.

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Re: The Bridges of Faith

Postby Ryan » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:26 am

On the first three images, I would not cross the one on the right, but I would the one on the left. The last two images I would cross.
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Re: The Bridges of Faith

Postby Kris » Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:13 pm

Ryan wrote:On the first three images, I would not


I would call that "wisdom". =0/

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Re: The Bridges of Faith

Postby mirjana » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:53 pm

Hi Ryan,

Kris pointed it very nicely, you did gave a very wise answer. What your answer shows to me and how I learned from it?
Your full attention was directed to this particular situation , which is the only valuable thing to do after the question was put. The word Faith has pulled my eyes from observing the situation as a real and to contemplate the idea of Faith under the general circumstances of such., which was not the question. Putting your whole attention only to the situation, which is wisdom, I agree with Kris, you actually has shown so much of Faith as well.
Very nice answer.

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Re: The Bridges of Faith

Postby Ryan » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:21 am

To Kris
I have my moments...
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To Mirjana
I am not sure what you read into my answer but it has nothing to do with faith.
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Re: The Bridges of Faith

Postby mirjana » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:14 pm

Ryan wrote:To Mirjana[/color][/b][/centeralign]I am not sure what you read into my answer but it has nothing to do with faith.



OK Ryan,

Why I put it connected with faith was because according to somebody else's´s judgement of the situation and bridges, even the last two would not be crossed as a result of fear, which is, in my opinion, lack of faith in self at the very first place which enables one to have faith in anything else.
Having faith in self and personal judgement, what you have shown in this case, opens the door to other understandings or faiths ...
So, that was my thought...

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Re: The Bridges of Faith

Postby Ryan » Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:27 pm

Ok, but I do not need to have faith in myself... I have me, the knowledge of my self, and my self's past history of experiences from which to draw conclusions of which are based upon facts... a belief in my own capabilities are not a matter of faith but a matter of fact and/or logical deduction.

I will start with the third bridge... I would cross it because the one image of the sheep and the shepherds and the bridge obviously supports their weight so it should not have any problem supporting my weight.

The first set of images. I explained I would not cross the bridge on the right because for the most part it doesn't have a deck with which to cross. The bridge on the left looks to be constructed from steel cables (of course from the images it is difficult to tell but the way the cables are joined near the bottom of the first image, along with the possibility of rust, leads me to deduce that they are steel cables) and while the woven wood slats in the deck appear to be weathered and old, if the weight is placed on top of the cables, I estimate that the bridge is cross-able. Of course, I might change my mind upon physical inspection of the bridge, but from what I gather from the images I would cross it.

I do not have faith in anything... I have no need for it... and nothing needs me to have faith in it.
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Re: The Bridges of Faith

Postby mirjana » Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:41 pm

Thank you for answering.

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