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"Faith As A Grain Of Mustard Seed"

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Posted by Michael W. Pearson on June 21, 2003 16:20:24 UTC

Alan wrote:
"How come Jesus is reported (approximately recalling here) to have said "If you had faith as a grain of mustard seed; nothing would be impossible to you; you could say "move" to this mountain; and it would move"?"

1) A mustard seed has no doubt and so its ratio of faith to doubt is quote a powerful, irrational fraction.
2) A mustard seed can become a mustard plant which can produce many mustard seeds. It is a fast proliferating plant in some regions.
As a metaphor, it is possible that sheer numbers OR being completely confident was the intent of the lesson.
As Mark Twain wrote: "Ignorance and confidence...then success is assured."
There are many persons here who are more ignorant than you, Alan, but they seem to lack confidence in themselves, so they become nasty.
I agree with you about how honesty can raise IQ
(and some other things you say).
Warm regards,
Mike

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