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The World Seen Through the Lens of Faith


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"Despite tragedy, natural disasters, and loss, there is still an undying component of faith left in the arms of the souls that walk the earth. Though many hold the belief that no God or religion exists because an immense amount of horrible things happen in the world, these people still have faith in something – enough to have faith in nothing. For those who do hold strong beliefs through times of tragedy, their beliefs are firm that they will be grounded no matter the pain or loss that surrounds them. Because we were given free will, the choices we make are influenced by how we view faith and the world. Our lens of faith, and how actively we see through it, controls how we react to the variety of situations in which we find ourselves."

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