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7 years ago  ::  Dec 08, 2010 - 9:55AM #1
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IT seems to me that people place a high value on faith, praising those who say they have it, be it towards God or what not. By definition, faith is believing in something that cannot be proven.  But why is that good? I haven't really heard a good answer for this question yet.

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7 years ago  ::  Dec 09, 2010 - 7:51PM #2
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I guess I have not seen people being praised (solely) because they have faith.  I view faith as a personal thing, but can also see it as a positive thing often held by people with positive attitudes.  I have faith that the sun will rise tomorrow - I cannot prove that it will, but I am an optimist.  I have faith that the car will start on bitterly cold mornings - once it does start it is no longer faith.  I have faith in a lot of things that make my life easier by not worrying about things I have no control over, so in that aspect I think faith can be called good. My faith in God is only one of those things.


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7 years ago  ::  Mar 17, 2011 - 5:06PM #3
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Faith is what you believe in. What you believe in may be good for you only.

Outsiders may see your faith as bad, who knows?

I would rather be good, than my faith be good.

I can do something good, my faith can do nothing but exist as an idea or ideal.

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7 years ago  ::  May 30, 2011 - 10:20AM #4
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It isn't.

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7 years ago  ::  Sep 06, 2011 - 1:51AM #5
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The faith you are talking about is what I call "Blind Faith". And yes, I also believe it is not a good thing.

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