BAD RAP ??
99.44% of Christians do a put-down of the Apostle Thomas for his "lack of faith", but I don't see it that way. The others had already eyeballed the evidence (seen the scars), but Thomas hadn't been there at the time. So, when they told him Jesus had risen from the dead in Jn20:25, he stated: "Except I see for myself, I will not believe".
Like me, he wasn't taking the word of these guys for anything as important as eternal life or a way of life. I had to see it for myself (eyes of my understanding, Eph1:18). Once we saw, we said "My Lord and my God".
At the other end of the spectrum is Nathanael (not an apostle) who saw Jesus and asked "Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?" Jn1:46. For some reason Jesus wasn't letting anyone know he'd been born in Bethlehem, but he identified Nathanael as "an Israelite in whom is no guile" (no deceit, no treachery). Then, based on the flimsiest evidence, it seems to me, Nathanael declared Jesus was the Son of God and King of Israel (essentially the same reaction as from Thomas).
Dux allows: "It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out the matter". Pr25:2