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Faith Crucial to Life and State

Steve970 Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 1:23 PM
Blind, i.e., religious, faith is a hindrance to success (both individually and socially), not a help. You cannot deal with reality, if you don't look at reality but rather cover your eyes with faith instead.
Steve970 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 5:22 PM
Faith was meant to short-circuit cognition -- and it certainly does do that. The problem is that is not a job that should be done.
goldilocks Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 9:53 AM
S, faith handles the job it was meant to do.

But many misuse faith.
Steve970 Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 9:04 PM
"Trust but verify" is a good principle. Faith can't handle the job.
Steve970 Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 9:01 PM
A positive attitude toward life can be perfectly reasonable. Relying on FAITH to deal with life is a method of short-circuiting yourself.
goldilocks Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 2:59 PM
but faith is an attitude of trust
Steve970 Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 2:53 PM
"Religious Faith" is the methodology of believing in things that cannot possibly be true.
Steve970 Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 2:52 PM
So you cannot have real faith and be religious at the same time?
goldilocks Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 2:21 PM
S, religionists often misunderstand

what biblial faith is.

They think faith is beliefs.

but it is not a set of beliefs.
goldilocks Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 2:19 PM
S, religion is blind. Religion is often not a help.

But faith is a postive attitude towards life.

Real faith is not blind obedience to a religion or to reality.

"Here in the hall, she casts an unlikely silhouette -- unassuming in a lineup of proud stares, challenging us once more to look up and draw strength from stillness."

Speaker of the House John Boehner was referring to the new statue of Rosa Parks in the Capitol's rotunda.

Boehner told a Washington crowd about how Parks' strong religious faith bolstered her at every turn, and gave her the quiet yet steely courage necessary for the tough civil-rights battles that she fought, and which ultimately changed the face of American society.

"Humility isn't incompatible with bravery," Boehner reflected. "When we put God before ourselves ......