What is faith?

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    I'm starting a new analytical exercise on certain topics in religion. And I wanted to start off with faith.

    What is faith?
    What do we need faith in?
    Why?
    How do we get faith?
    How do we strengthen faith?
     
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    I'll speak of faith in the general sense, which includes, but is not limited to, a deity.

    Faith is a set of ideas basecd on beliefs, not on proof.

    The reasons for faith and the areas in which each has faith, are subjective.
     
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    Faith is believing in something without absolute proof it is true.

    Faith is NOT just something religion has.
     
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    What is faith?: Faith is simple. It is a delusion.


    What do we need faith in?: We do not need faith. Saying we do is an idiocy.

    Why?: Why what?

    How do we get faith?: One gets faith by being needy and deciding to look outside oneself for a superstition that eases the denial of death as a fact of life.

    How do we strengthen faith?: By attacking those who expose faith for what it is, one's faith gets stronger: delusion feeds off itself.


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    What's absolute proof though?

    I think faith is more than just belief though.
     
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    faith=trust
     
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    You know if I said everything I wanted to say about faith I'd sound like a pessimist.

    Suffice it to say I do not think it's something people should strive for more of but rather something that should generally be seen in a negative light. Although taking nothing on faith has it's ... flaws.

    Oh and I'm terrible at defining abstract concepts but we're all adults I think we all know the general idea behind faith.
     
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    Faith is an assertion of facts not provable about a subject unknowable.
     
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    Where'd you find that gem?
     
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    Well, it is a misquote from Mencken. I can't find the right quote, so I take credit for its lameness.
     

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