Doubt is a drama written by John Patrick Shanley.
Doubts, gossips , parable
The Setting of the Play: Bronx, New York - 1964. The play takes place, mostly, in the offices of a Catholic School.
the playwright argues in his preface, "deep down, under the chatter we have come to a place where we know that we don't know... anything. But nobody's willing to say that.
to read about the plot, here
"Gossip kills three: the teller, the listener, and the subject."
Having a sharp tongue may cut your own throat.
Click the link to enjoy The Sermons of Father Flynn (Doubt)
The only survivor of a shipwreck washed up on a small uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming.
Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements and to store his few possessions. But then one day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, the smoke rolling up to the sky.
The worst had happened; everything was lost. He was stung with grief and anger. "God, how could you do this to me?" he cried. (He certainly had his doubts about God!) Early the next day, however, he was awakened by the sound of a ship that was approaching the island. It had come to rescue him. "How did you know I was here?" the weary man asked his rescuers. "We saw your smoke signal," they replied."
(Source: "Fire And Smoke," by Rabbi Sholom Ciment, The Jewish TImes)