There are two things about 'Doubting Thomas' that I can relate to:
- He wasn't prepared to accept second hand evidence - he wanted to see things for himself, and
- He exclaimed 'my Lord and my God' when in the presence of Jesus.
In the scientific method, the accepted way to prove a hypothesis (a belief) is to attempt to falsify it. If you can't falsify it, then there is excellent grounds for believing it; for having faith in it. Just because I express questions and doubts here, it doesn't necessarily mean that I believe the unorthodox or heretical stance on the issue. I just want to understand the issue and see the truth. Sometimes this is best achieved by playing 'Devil's advocate', but not always.
So, time for a reboot.