The way I understand faith is basically having complete confidence in something. This is generally a bad idea since we are constantly learning new things on almost every topic. Believing in something based only on faith, especially when there is evidence to the contrary, seems very unproductive and even stupid to some degree. Personally, I would much rather be open minded on all matters and believe things based on facts, evidence, reproducible tests and common sense.
Faith is taking the place of fact in providing the basis for religion. The number of religions claiming full factual support for their beliefs is declining, and fully-literal interpretations of religious texts are becoming less popular. There’s good reason for these trends: given current historical and scientific evidence, it’s hard to see how facts alone justify most religious belief. Something more is now necessary.
That’s where faith comes in. Faith is often described as a “way of knowing” that doesn’t require factual evidence. It’s a deep and sincere feeling that something is true. Many religious believers feel a close emotional connection to their God. To them, this feeling is itself proof of their beliefs; no further evidence is necessary.
Certainly it’s the case that some religious beliefs could be true. The universe is a mysterious place, and our understanding of it is not, and never will be, complete. There may be things that are true but that can’t be proven true with factual evidence. Some of them could be current articles of religious faith. But does faith help us arrive at this truth or is it a type of gullibility or perhaps its people pretending to know things they don't know, because no one knows. One more thing gods are imaginary. Thanks for reading have a nice day. Taken from the essay of Mike Turitzin
Listen faith is not a bad thing. But shouting and posting about it on the internet is. You should just keep your faith with you and your friends. I did and they did not judge me for who i am. So keep the faith but keep it to yourself and your family and friends.
Faith means not wanting to know what is true. — Friedrich Nietzsche
THERES NO GOD, IM AN ATHEIST, YOU MADE BY CHANCE ACCIDENT EVOLUTIONARY CYCLE, YOU GO TO WHERE A ANIMAL WAS BEFORE BIRTH, GOD IS A LIE AND SAMTA, YOU ARE LITERALLY GUESSING WHICH GOD EXISTS WITH NO MORE EVIDENCE THAN ANY OTHER WHICH MEANS NONE CAN
"Faith" is inherently neither good nor bad.
It is inherently worthless, though. Since "faith" requires no thought, evidence, examination, reasoning, logic, nor anything else -- "faith" requires nothing -- it can't give anything back. "Faith" can't provide any answers to any questions, solve any problems, resolve any conflicts. Different people can all have equally valid "faith" in contradictory things -- making "faith" worthless.
What "faith" often drives people to *do,* however, can indeed be bad. If you have "faith" that some magical mythical fairy tale is the truth, you'll often ignore, deny, and fight against any actual facts supported by evidence that contradict your "faith." That's harmful and bad. If your "faith" contradicts somebody else's "faith," you'll sometimes want to silence, censor, imprison, or get rid of (kill) the person whose "faith" contradicts yours. All sorts of bad, illogical, irrational decisions can result from having worthless "faith."
First I think it is very important to define what I mean by faith. I see faith in this context as not being synonymous with trust or belief itself. Here I see it to mean "Capacity to accept beliefs or ideas without evidence". Given this definition, I would still say that most people have faith in things. Time is simply too short to go out and logically prove each and every belief. Simply because we all exercise faith to some extent, However, Does not mean that it is good. That is an excellent example of the Bandwagon fallacy. Faith, While certainly unavoidable, Should be limited and should never be given primacy over reason and evidence. Let's apply reductio ad absurdum to demonstrate how this doesn't scale. Imagine relied on faith for every decision you made. Imagine if you asked your child how they were doing in school and accepted their answer without ever checking their report card. Imagine crossing a busy intersection without checking if it was safe. Imagine buying a used car from a friend without first taking it for a test drive. Faith is obviously a poor utility in these situations. If you apply the same test to reason however, You will see that it produces favorable outcomes in all of the above circumstances. I would argue that it produces favorable results in all circumstances, But it is simply impractical for us mere mortals since we do not have an unlimited amount of time. Faith gives rise to confirmation biases and gullibility. Skepticism is faith's antithesis and by my submission the far superior way of navigating through reality. I will conclude with these wise words from Galileo, "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, Reason, And intellect has intended us to forgo their use. ".
Let’s examine what faith is. The definition of faith is hope for a circumstance or thing that is not proven to be true. There is no virtue in accepting something on faith, since it may could be very well be false, and it is clearly not moral to believe the false.
By this I mean to convey a simple fact. Everyone uses faith every day in the things we use. For example, when you sit down you have faith that the designer made a good chair and it won't break or that it's not so old that one of the legs will fall off. You are reading this because you had faith your Internet would work when you turned it on. You may view it as "justifiable" fight based on its commonality, but unless you do an inspection you do not do either of these things without having faith. It's the same thing with any given object that you use or buy. You have faith it'll do its job.
Faith is hope. It is a good thing. Faith give you something to believe in or something to look forward in. In fact it is a great thing. It gives you confidence and it keeps you strong. It gives you an idea of who you are and who you are .
Faith is something that cannot be proven, but its something deep in your heart that is like a conscience. Faith helps us to see things in a different way, and it may help people get through tough times. If we didn't have faith, people would lose hope a lot more easily. It also helps people be humble and not have a big head.
Faith is one of those things that can't really be explained. It can help us expand our own minds and see things in a positive light. If we don't have faith, many of us would give up hope much more easily. Faith can also make us more humble and close to God. It gives us the willpower to do great things no matter what rocks we may stumble over in our lives.
Some people need it to get through daily tasks. You have to put faith in scientific theories, expecting them to hold true, until something disproves them. Same applies to faith, but instead of believing in something that is rooted in academics, religious faith is more like a guideline to those who need it in order to be good citizens or to remind themselves how to act in society. Of course, just like everything there are exceptions, for example, faith that requires you to carry a weapon is not faith but an excuse to carry a weapon, or imposing some form of belief onto others is no longer faith but an imposition. I am a person who studies sciences but still is a Catholic Christian. I believe in the values taught by the faith in reward for being a good samaritan, but i do not believe in there being a higher being or a direct God. In conclusion, faith is a set of guidelines, not an exclusive right or superiority over other beliefs.
Most people use their faith to help guide them through their daily lives and find peace with themselves. Some even believe that science and religion can live in harmony with each other, so It's not willful ignorance, its a way of becoming more in-tune with the world. It can help a person become more grounded and focused, and doesn't affect anybody else but the person themselves, so I don't understand why it's a problem.
Faith is a great thing! It makes us better people. It helps us to fuse on the positives in life and human beings. It helps all people in their struggles in regular life. Having a faith is a great thing no matter what it is. God is great and God bless him and us!<3
Having faith in God or anything else does not mean that we are ignorant towards it. Having faith in somethings gives one hope an optimism. Unless, like in rare cases it brings people to depression and stress because they cannot live the life they fell like they are expected (by god or leaders) to live. One who believes should ask questions and search to let evidence confirm faith.
In this case, it seems like to have Faih in God. To have faith in God means that to believe in Him in every single way and things that He do.
When we have our trust in God, we won't start to be over thinking what wiill happen next because as I've said, we give everything in Him because we trust Him. Having faiith in someone enables us to trust him/her in the things that they do. If we don't have faith in them, they may be demotivated.
So in my opinion, faith is not a bad thing after all
For example, a parent wouldn't be saying I wouldn't trust you on the stage later when his/her daughter/son is having a performance later. (Homer Simpson is an exception though) If the parent does do this, the childvmay get demotivated, depressed and they may screw up their performance too.
Just like love, Trust, Patriotism, And morality; faith is a common construct of the human mind. These are all necessary to create a healthy, Functional person. Faith allows us to have confidence in that the things we do/say are correct. One needs to have faith in what they preach or do, Right? Sometimes, Being overly realistic culminates in pessimism.