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Crazy Faith

18 February 2014, 12:21

I have often heard religious people talking about their faith, as in ‘My faith is strong’ . . . or ‘Keep your faith’.

What is this mysterious ‘faith’?


If we analyse what is happening when people talk about faith, it is like listening in on a conversation between two adults who still believe in Father Christmas.


“Do you think Father Christmas will bring you that iPhone you prayed for?”

“I don’t know, I’ve been a bit naughty this year.”

“Well if you prey hard enough, surely He will hear you.”

“Yes, but I sometimes wish He would reply, or least send me an sms - preferably over a new iPhone.”

“Put some cheese and beer next to the chimney. He loves that!”

“I did that last year, but the dog ate the cheese and drank the beer. ”

“Ah, that is why you didn’t get that surfboard you wanted  . . .”

“Yip. And did you get that new bicycle you prayed for?

“Naah. I think I was on His naughty list as well.”

“Mmmm . . . we both just need to have a bit more faith.”

“Hey, did you hear about Candice and Dave?”

“No, what?”

“They still believe in the tooth fairy.”


In a nutshell: faith, like Santa, is usually introduced to you by your parents; faith is generally prevalent in children and uneducated adults; faith demands some sort of sacrifice – perhaps a beer or even your soul; faith rewards the faithful and punishes the naughty; faith NEVER, EVER requires proof – proof is the enemy; faith never makes any sense –at all.


Faith! It’s a beautiful thing.

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