after weighing the pros and cons i would have to say it has helped faith and damaged religion (thank God) here's a thread on the difference between
the two as i see it: www.abovetopsecret.com...
see forums like this allow me to pose my questions or doubts to so many people. in the past if i had a problem believing something or saw a error in
something spiritually, there was only my pastor and a few friends or family members for me to get other input from, thus limiting the scope of
possibilities for me to have faith. now i can pose a question and have it answered by hundreds of people from many other view points, and it gets so
thouroughly discussed that in the end, if it is believeable or makes sense, it is more unshakeable because i have already been through all possible
scenarios. does that make sense?so i have definately seen more things that back up what i have faith in because of this, while a standardized
religionhas suffered because i now see the issue from multiple viewpoints to reach my conclusion in what i believe. the fact that i see so many other
people who are searching for something because they have faith that SOMETHING is waiting to be found is reassuring.