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I get this a lot from christians. Even as an atheist, you have faith: faith in your doctor, faith in science, faith that your wife isn't cheating on you.


I have trust in my doctor based on evidence. I trust the university that she attended and I've questioned her on her knowledge and she has given me informed, rational answers. I wouldn't trust my wife's doctor. She's a quack who believes in homeopathic remedies. So, through experience I don't trust her. I trust science because it's testable and if they get it wrong they try to fix it. I trust my wife because we've been together for 27 years and through experience I've learned to trust her.

Trust, not faith. Never faith, ever.

Mon, 21 May 2012 21:55:50 UTC | #942681