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Doubt

There is a version of Chrisitanity that implies (or comes right out and says) that it's somehow un-Christian to doubt. Even worse, there's a version of Christianity that implies or says doubt is a sin. If that's the kind of church abuse you were exposed to, you'll be glad to hear Sunday's Gospel and hear more about a branch of Christendom where doubt is not viewed as a sin. You'll be glad to know that doubt has a place in the Bible;  "doubting Thomas" has a place among the disciples, doubting people have a place in this church. God can work through any kind of doubt we have, but it's interesting that Thomas' doubt is a particular kind of doubt. Thomas doesn't say, "I'm not interested in believing it."  He doesn't say, "Jesus alive again?!?--that's a stupid story!" He says, "Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my ha