it’s called faith because it’s not knowledge

7 Replies to “it’s called faith because it’s not knowledge”

    1. Faith and belief are two different things. I can hold beliefs that require no faith as they can be proven and I can hold beliefs that require faith as there is no proof or if the deviance indicates that I am wrong. Faith is a belief held regardless of the facts or evidence. So all faith is a belief but not all beliefs are based on faith.

  1. “Belief: noun
    1. a principle, proposition, idea, etc, accepted as true ”

    So, not exactly as you said. People have beliefs about things that are probably true, and indeed, have supporting evidence.
    You have the whole internet to help you, don’t just make stuff up, it’s so hypocritical.

    1. Pretty disingenuous not to provide a link when admonishing people for not looking things up.

      Definition of belief
      noun
      1: an acceptance that something exists or is true, especially one without proof:
      his belief in extraterrestrial life
      [with clause]:
      a belief that climate can be modified beneficially
      something one accepts as true or real; a firmly held opinion:
      we’re prepared to fight for our beliefs
      [mass noun]:
      contrary to popular belief existing safety regulations were adequate
      a religious conviction:
      Christian beliefs
      [mass noun]:
      the medieval system of fervent religious belief

      2: (belief in) trust, faith, or confidence in (someone or something):
      a belief in democratic politics

      http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/belief?q=belief

      These definitions are closer to Hitchens’ description than yours.

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