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Faith = Trust

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Posted by Luis Hamburgh on August 29, 2001 03:51:08 UTC


The 'faith' many allude to, in my opinion, is blind faith. I do not see faith as blind; I see 'faith' as a synonym of 'trust.' The question to me then becomes, whom do you trust?

Faith/trust are based in experience: if my job takes me away from home for awhile, I have faith in my wife. This is not a blind faith; I would not have placed 'faith' in a person and therefore proposed to her had I not first gotten to know and trust her. Because I came to know her before we were engaged, and because I've grown to know her even deeper since, I have faith in my wife.

Inadequate teaching of scientific method in our public schools results in many folks perceiving both science and religion as exclusive but logically equivalent belief systems.

Instead of scientific methods, I think too many students are simply taught the products (i.e., theories) of scientific studies. Thus, when these children are taught just as much 'scripture' as science, they tend to hold each system of 'faith' as equally valid beliefs.

Just a thought.


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