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Faith, n.: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel. Options
Daemon
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Faith, n.: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
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Faith,n; My opinionated modern interpretation of this quote. Intuition, not belief, using my opinionated definition of intuition,n; An anonymously derivative survival instinct that's oblivious to all foreign faculties and all measuring senses of Entities, except the stakeholders own ideas of self Worth. Intuition nonetheless, still requires the stakeholder to perform three levels of consciousness, apprise oneself, repress oneself, or failure to recognize an intuitive thought as a realistic existence among other stakeholders. When using this definition of intuition, "belief without evidence" is a false pretense to faith. Intuition itself gives meaning to a belief and provides evidence of that belief by demonstrating the cognitive moment of arousal. "Evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge" can be replaced with "Intuition manifesting itself stringently". ",of things without parallel" is completely dropped from my modern definition of "faith,n" because the information is grossly outdated. That is, modern science has provided evidence that parallels exist amongst everything as the physical Earth we all know rotates (weak-strong force within subatomic structures). In closing, my 2015 interpretation of the definition of FAITH,n:Intuition manifesting itself stringently.
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Kevin Faircloth wrote:
Faith,n; My opinionated modern interpretation of this quote. Intuition, not belief, using my opinionated definition of intuition,n; An anonymously derivative survival instinct that's oblivious to all foreign faculties and all measuring senses of Entities, except the stakeholders own ideas of self Worth. Intuition nonetheless, still requires the stakeholder to perform three levels of consciousness, apprise oneself, repress oneself, or failure to recognize an intuitive thought as a realistic existence among other stakeholders. When using this definition of intuition, "belief without evidence" is a false pretense to faith. Intuition itself gives meaning to a belief and provides evidence of that belief by demonstrating the cognitive moment of arousal. "Evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge" can be replaced with "Intuition manifesting itself stringently". ",of things without parallel" is completely dropped from my modern definition of "faith,n" because the information is grossly outdated. That is, modern science has provided evidence that parallels exist amongst everything as the physical Earth we all know rotates (weak-strong force within subatomic structures). In closing, my 2015 interpretation of the definition of FAITH,n:Intuition manifesting itself stringently.


What? This is unintelligible, and barely readable. Can you sum it up in one lucid sentence please? I'm genuinely curious about what you're trying to say.

P.S., Ambrose Bierce quotations are always insightful and delightful. Funny, too!
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“Pray, v. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner, confessedly unworthy.”
― Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary
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KSPavan wrote:
“Pray, v. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner, confessedly unworthy.”
― Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary


Ha! This is great!

Reminds me of something Christopher Hitchens used to say--in fact, he probably paraphrased it.
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What will be left of childhood if you deduct belief in things of unparallel from it entirely? My belief, it's zero…
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Apt definition of faith, especially of religious faith. Some religious believers adhere to the idea that the world is only 4 or 6 thousand years old. They have 'faith' in such curious notion merely because they were told so by their religious leaders, who, most obviously had NO knowledge whatsoever of geology, paleontology, archeology etc, that is, were not informed about general FACTS concerning the age of our planet Earth and the Universe. So what can we say about such baseless faith? Shall we call it naivety?
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Kevin Faircloth, I was hoping someone like you would speak. I agree. Well done.
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Belief is belief . It has no proof ,no evidence . Search for a proof is fruitless like the gods .
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Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
Saint Augustine
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Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.
Khalil Gibran
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Optimism - the doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.

Ambrose Bierce
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Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic.
Ambrose Bierce
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11 Faith is the assured expectation of what is hoped for,+ the evident demonstration* of realities that are not seen. 2 For by means of it, the men of ancient times* had witness borne to them. (Hebrews 11:1)
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faith in what people believe as many faces
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Faith, what a loaded word
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Without faith and or belief what would be the point? Do we not live for our hopes and dreams?
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sanwel1 wrote:
Without faith and or belief what would be the point? Do we not live for our hopes and dreams?


If someone doesn't know what to do in life without "faith," I'm afraid they don't know much else either.

Me? I'm sticking with evidence.
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Without faith and belief, humen would not have made any progress. We have faith in ourselves and we belief that we can overcome any hardship those yet may come. Stay positive in a negative environment.
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The most obvious example of faith is in religion, but remember that faith can extend to all aspects of life. As an agnostic I still have faith in many things. Call them hopes, dreams or expectations, I have faith in aspects of the future. When I fail I redefine my parameters and continue. I have faith the future will work itself out.
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Faith is a personal thing, and differs from person to person. Why attack each other for it, and pretend one is "smarter" than the other!
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Why don't people like him still exist ?
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For me faith is one’s belief, as demonstrated by one’s deed and lifestyle, on the continuous existence of a person, thing or subject matter and on the possibility of certain action, event, experience, result, etc. and the by-product of that action, event, experience, result, etc. which all originate from the said person, thing or subject matter.

Faith is built voluntarily and it does not require the evidence of sight as in “seeing is believing”.
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I alway enjoy Mehrdad77 quotes.
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Daemon wrote:
Faith, n.: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)



That's the trouble with some "faith" : It's a belief, up to everybody's guessing.

People with questionable-even outright bad- faith, are prone to have unquestionable firm beliefs.
Only one little step beyond lies the abuse yet to be committed to justify any beliefs which took firm root without questioning.
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It appears to me that those who lack faith, yet desperately seek a faith to anchor their lives, most readily fall prey to the few who seek power over the many.
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Miriam... wrote:
Faith somehow seems twined with trust.
And who can say what or why one believes - whether
in something or someone, except that instinctively
one does; as if some inner knowing knows that which
is beyond our rational, logical mind.
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Some things are never seen but believed but believing them blindly won't be something said as gentlemens behaviour
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CheVegas ☁️ ✈ ☁️ wrote:
sanwel1 wrote:
Without faith and or belief what would be the point? Do we not live for our hopes and dreams?


If someone doesn't know what to do in life without "faith," I'm afraid they don't know much else either.

Me? I'm sticking with evidence.


Evidence is paramount. What can we say about 'faith' which makes people say/believe that the world is 4 or 6 thousand years old? What is their 'faith' based upon?
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Faith should entail the reasonable expectation of decent aspirations coming true, with enough uncertainty to make the hope hanging in balance, rather than taken for granted.
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