So, how problematic is religious dissatisfcation for doubting adolescents?
Future research studies should explore more on the longitudinal tendencies in religious doubting as related to identity statuses and how certain doubters (possibly distinguished by sex) function with both a central and flexible belief system.
Unfortunately, different ideological perspectives about religious doubting spawn controversary and confusion within the Christian church.
You've also come to recognize that doubting yourself may not be the best use of your energy.
Since you've admitted you wasted time by doubting, you have a head start.
You mention friends who began to doubt, ended up doubting
everything, and left.
I saw on the contrary that from the mere fact that I thought of doubting the truth of other things, it followed quite evidently and certainly that I existed; whereas if I had merely ceased thinking, even if everything else I had ever imagined had been true, I should have no reason to believe that I existed.
For Descartes doubting is not simply a test case of thinking but is constitutive of thinking.
In part 2 of the Discourse (which also contains a masked allusion to the dreams of 1619),(28) the description of his doubting
in 1619 is closely followed by the enunciation of the four elementary rules of his method, the first of which proposes a criterion of clarity and distinctness as the basis for determining which judgments may be accepted as indubitable.
For Gauna, the doubting
and dissident and nihilistic opposite is what the Cymbalum Mundi is truly about.
Some people are prone to doubting
whether their prayers are valid or not.