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What is wrong with having Faith?


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#1    Irish

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 11:41 PM

What is wrong with having Faith?

Having faith is equivalent to having hope, only it is directed more specifically to a reason.
Many on these forums see the word faith and immediately set out to debunk outright as it is were a fire that needs to be extinguished immediately.
Faith is as simple as believing the sun will rise tomorrow so I make my plans for its eventuality.

Yet it is so powerful that Jesus said,” for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you”. Mat 17:30

Why does something that is so simple and yet so powerful causes so much grief with those that do not possess it? Yet those that have it feel they could not get by a day without it.

To Me, Faith is hope that tomorrow will come.

What does Faith mean to you?

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 11:44 PM

I am very proud of my strong faith...

Faith to me is

knowing I will one day inherit the Kingdom of God,

knowing that I will one day see my loved ones that have gone on before me,

knowing that no matter what the world dishes out... I will be okay,

knowing that I will have eternal life

Edited by Nxt2Hvn, 09 November 2005 - 11:46 PM.

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 11:45 PM

I think faith is a great thing. I wish I had it.

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 12:11 AM

I don't think there's anything wrong with having faith.  It gives me hope.   Especially when I am going through trials in my life.   yes.gif


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Posted 10 November 2005 - 12:18 AM

Faith is a beautiful thing. I think those without faith are people who don't have the ability to look forward to something unless they KNOW it will happen. In otherwords, they don't seem to have much trust.

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 12:55 AM

I don't know, it depends how you use your faith. If you don't do a paper or study for a test because you have faith your professor isn't going to show up the next day.... Well, I hope I made my point. It is not good to put faith into something that you have a chance to control.

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If He is able, but not willing
Then He is malevolent.
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Then whence cometh evil?
If He is neither able nor willing
Then why call Him God?
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 01:06 AM

There's nothing wrong with having faith unless you feel like to have to have faith.


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Posted 10 November 2005 - 01:11 AM

Faith is a wonderous thing.

I myself have faith in many things:  My wife, my brothers, my close friends.

I have faith that I am able to handle myself in a myriad of situations.

I have faith in our legal system, despite the mistakes it makes.  I also have faith that it will get better.

I even have faith in our form of government, although my faith in the current administration is non-existant.

I have faith that there is an existance after the death of the physical form.

And, despite what some may think, I actually do have faith that the human race will NOT destroy itself, and will go on to become a mature, civilized race of beings.  (but not in my lifetime wink2.gif )

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 01:13 AM

JMPD1,
I have faith that you believe all those things, but nothing more.


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Posted 10 November 2005 - 01:20 AM

then your faith in me would be mis-placed my friend.

I am not one to lay my life out for public display in one little post.

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 01:31 AM

It's alright to have faith.  But it's wrong to mulch your faith over other people.

I love my faith.. Bast, Goddess/Mother Earth/Gaia, and Dionysus has done me fine.

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 01:33 AM

I think I need to rephrase my post to have it better understood.

I have faith that you honestly have faith in all the things you wrote.

That, however, is the limit of my faith in anything.


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Posted 10 November 2005 - 01:52 AM

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Faith is a beautiful thing. I think those without faith are people who don't have the ability to look forward to something unless they KNOW it will happen. In otherwords, they don't seem to have much trust.

incorrect.  i have no faith, yet i am able to look forward not just at a hope for one outcome but all possible outcomes and their calculated probabilities simultaniously.


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He who knows not and knows he knows not, he is simple - teach him.
He who knows and knows not he knows, he is asleep - awaken him.
He who knows and knows that he knows, he is wise - follow him. "
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 03:42 AM

Irish,

That was very eloquently said, very  beautiful.

For me it is knowing that even when I am at my breaking point and feel I cannot go a step farther, as long as  I have my family and my faith, things will be okay in the end.

Amy




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Posted 10 November 2005 - 04:39 AM

Everyone has faith in something, even if it is faith in nothing.  Sometimes our faith is based on tangible things (if I sit in this chair, I have faith that it will hold my weight).  Other times it won't be tangible (I have faith in God, I have faith there is no God, I have faith in myself).  

We all believe things.  Faith is the cornerstone of our lives.

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