Do you have faith in faith?

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richard t

I meant what I said. I was trying to leave the question open to interpertation. What it means to me is, do you have a faith that the way of knowing something (faith in this case) is valid. So many say that they only have faith in God, but in order to do that, you must have a kind of faith, that your method of understanding (faith) God is valid.

Of course, I do not believe it is a valid way of knowing something (or it often leads to great dillusion). But I left the question open because I felt like being on the light side last night.

Thanks everyone.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Faith is the way for the party to never end. Faith is the path to righteousness, to good things to come to you. Faith is where it is at. Faith in God, faith in the afterlife, faith in humanity, faith in our Country, faith in our leaders and our family. All of this traced back to the written wisdom of ancient kings commonly referred to as The Bible. Cheers, mate!!

  • RT
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Did you mean to say faith in fate. There are so many typicagraphical errors in answers it's sometimes hard to understand the questions asked . And the answers! Jez what a tangle. If nothing else I could suggest faith is based upon trust in something you don't really know about except what you think you know about it or someone told you that your faith is this or that. Each to their own fate, or faith or what ever.

    Source(s): I guess.
  • 1 decade ago

    Interesting.

    I started to answer & was going to say 'no, definitely not, faith is a way to believe in something without evidence & even despite evidence to the contrary.' Then I stopped my initial reaction & went & looked up the word on dictionary.com.

    This is some of what it came up with:

    1. confidence or trust in a person or thing: faith in another's ability.

    2. belief that is not based on proof: He had faith that the hypothesis would be substantiated by fact.

    3. belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religion: the firm faith of the Pilgrims.

    4. belief in anything, as a code of ethics, standards of merit, etc.: to be of the same faith with someone concerning honesty.

    5. a system of religious belief: the Christian faith; the Jewish faith.

    6. the obligation of loyalty or fidelity to a person, promise, engagement, etc.: Failure to appear would be breaking faith.

    7. the observance of this obligation; fidelity to one's promise, oath, allegiance, etc.: He was the only one who proved his faith during our recent troubles.

    8. Christian Theology. the trust in God and in His promises as made through Christ and the Scriptures by which humans are justified or saved.

    —Idiom9. in faith, in truth; indeed: In faith, he is a fine lad.

    This made me realise how I have come to view the word faith in purley one or two ways of late.......

    By definition 1, yes, kind of, as that kind of confidence can be based on knowing humans in general and how they behave and even more by knowing a specific person and how they are based on past actions. I like the words 'confidence or trust' better than faith though.

    By definition 2, abosolutely not - this was the definition that provoked my original response.

    Similarly with 3, 5 & 8. I have no 'faith' (or confidence or trust) in these 'Faiths'

    (ok the word is starting to look really weird now.......)

    4 & 9 not really sure these apply - they are less active uses of the word.

    6 & 7.....hmmm...that is opening an entirely different can of worms based on whether people should make promises, if it is ok to break these under some circumstances.....I think I would like to say yes to this one...but maybe am a little too aware that promises of this nature are easy to make & often are made with out acknowledging how life can throw all kinds of things at you. I guess I have faith (by definition one) that there are some people out there that are capable of this. Does it make them happy ? Is it the right thing?...who knows.....depends very much on the person and the size of the obligation / promise.

    Oh.....you said you were in a lighter mood when you asked this....I guess I was not listening... :)

  • 1 decade ago

    Faith in faith can lead to a false spirituality, sometimes called name it and claim it, or positive visualization. Just believe any thing, picture it in your mind and meditate on it, and it will be yours. That is what faith in faith gets you, a sort of you are God religion.

    Faith should be placed in God, for with God all things are possible.

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  • bill s
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Yes

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    In one sense I would have to say no because my faith is in God. In another sense I can say yes, because I believe that my faith is justified by it's object.

    Source(s): I hope that isn't one of those things that only made sense in my head.
  • 1 decade ago

    As Richard Dawkins says: “Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.”

    Faith without evidence seems foolish and even dangerous to me.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    no faith is just there so that people will never have to be scared that they may actually be in control of there lives and that there may be no right or wrong or that they cant take that there just multy cell organisms that are only here to keep the species going

  • 1 decade ago

    The only way I can answer this is to say that I only have faith in God.

  • 1 decade ago

    Faith, Hope and Sweet Charity and all the other girls at "The Chicken Ranch" Every week when they tell me it's their first time I BELIEVE!

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