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← What do you say to your faith-based neighbors?

zengardener's Avatar Jump to comment 12 by zengardener

Never mind religion. If he wants to believe that he should give to the poor and turn the other cheek because Jesus said so, and it is a good idea, it doesn't really matter if Jesus is real or not. The goodness is self evident.

It is the faith that is at issue. When faith would have you take an action that cannot be defended without faith, you have gone too far.

Comment 10 by Liminal

Faith is not just "belief without evidence." You can have faith (as in remaining faithful) in a person too.

We try to keep faith separate from trust. I trust my wife because I know her. When a person speaks of religious faith, they are talking about something that rests on thin air.

Fri, 09 Mar 2012 20:17:03 UTC | #925698