Posted: Sep 30, 2010 5:00 am
by hotshoe
IIzO wrote:
Btw, i've noticed on the article you linked that NOWHERE you give a definition of "faith".And for that reason the definition is left to the reader .And as far i am concerned the definition is this : "belief Without or Against justification and evidences".
From this simple definition that is agreed amongst many here ,your whole article is simply self contradictory.
So either you give the definition of "faith" you use in this article , either you admit the logical contradictions that the definitions implies.

Even her supposed holy word makes it clear that faith is belief without justification but only in hope that "things unseen" are true.
Hebrews 11:1
Young's Literal Translation: "And faith is of things hoped for a confidence, of matters not seen a conviction"
New International Version: "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see"
New American Standard Bible: "Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen"

In other words, conviction without evidence, without having to see anything first as justification.

The ordinary dictionary definition doesn't help Maryann, either.

1 a : allegiance to duty or a person : loyalty
b : (1) fidelity to one's promises (2) : sincerity of intentions
2 a : (1) belief and trust in and loyalty to God (2) : belief in the traditional doctrines of a religion
b : (1) firm belief in something for which there is no proof (2) : complete trust
3: something that is believed especially with strong conviction; especially : a system of religious beliefs <the Protestant faith>
— on faith
: without question <took everything he said on faith>

So more distortion and equivocation on the accepted meaning of terms from the so-called christian "philosopher".