19 June, 2011

The meaning of "faith"

The meaning of "faith"
The word "faith" is tricky because in most languages it has been twisted to have more than one meaning.
    • The most popular one is "religious faith" - believing something because you want it to be true.
    • Another meaning is "having faith in something", that is, expecting a positive outcome,trusting that something will come to pass - usually with good reasons.
    • In some languages, faith is synonymous with "belief", which leads to the STUPID question by theists "so atheists don't believe in anything?".
Thousands of atheist man-hours have been wasted in pointless discussions, while trying to explain to theists the simple fact that words can have more than one meaning.

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