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Questioning Faith

13 March 2013, 09:00

It’s about time we tackled this subject head-on.  Let’s question faith.

The way I see it, there are two types of faith:

-          Religious faith

-          Everyday faith

What is faith really? Is it some substance, some immaterial energy out there in the ether? Or is it ever tangible, ever truly attainable?

I myself don’t know the answer to this, but the search continues.  What I do know, is that all humans have a measure of faith - this seems self-evident.

Indirectly, without intentionally applying it, we seem to exercise that measure of faith on a daily basis:

We have faith that the cars driving alongside us won’t suddenly cross lanes and endanger our lives.  We have faith that that chair we’re about to sit down on, has legs strong enough to support our weight.  We even exercise faith - again unintentionally – when we crack another egg into our omelette mix or drown our cereals in milk, trusting that the produce hasn’t spoiled or we’d have to toss our breakfast.

Just think, without faith, we’d all be neurotic, double-checking and triple-checking everything in the world around us.  Humans have faith - you might even say, we need it.

But that’s really more the everyday faith variety that I’m talking about.

The faith part I don’t fully get, is the religious variety.

Now up until a few years ago, I’d only be dissecting the world’s major religions - but recently, with the uprising of new, militant atheism - it’s only fair that we lump this new belief system into the same pot as all religions (their zealous, atheist militancy has ensured its permanent entrance into religion).

So for traditional religions, or newer ones like atheism, please explain to me the faith you both exercise in your beliefs?

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