Picking up few threads from the comments on Doubt:
- What happens when Doubt is a Thing? Like, I can assume everyone means the same thing when I read or hear that word? And so, I can write a dictionary definition of “it” (and of its itness)…List its attributes, and contrast with another thingified word, like Faith, create flow charts, and so on…Am I really getting at thing I haven’t really created? And then…
- What happens when Doubt is not only a Thing, but an Agentive Thing? Like, it comes upon me (like a spirit!), and yet is also something I “have,” similar to, say, a disease?
- Do prescriptions for socially imagined, discursively created Agent-Things really work? If not (and they don’t), then what? Can we doubt everything said about doubts, faith, and so on, from a position that is other than “because I really feel it is so”? Can we speak more than this?
- Step back from what you think Doubt and Faith “really mean,” stop looking for the heart of the matter; pause for a minute reciting some voice on their meaning, their goodness and wickedness, and look at how these words partially create You. What do you mean to say, for instance, “I have faith” and “I have doubts”? And don’t give me another voice as your reply. I want to hear the voice of the being represented by these Big Words, reflecting upon actual, recalled usage.
- Now, please comment on how You see yourself, given the above questions that steer the discussion on Doubt toward the discourses on doubts, and their effects…Please.