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What does the word "faith" mean to you
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Posted 6/24/09

kaluluwah wrote:

faith is a believing and trusting with someone especially to God. Faith to God first.


confidence or trust in a person or thing: faith in another's ability. The conventional definition has nothing to do with god. In any respect, that may be what you like to belive faith is, but it sees as though you were trying to define it by the way you worded it. No storm in my coffee though.
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Posted 6/24/09
faith is believing, man i'm a genius
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Posted 7/15/09

FlavorAmazing wrote:

Faith means believing something contrary to logic,facts or adequate reason and hoping you will reap the benefits of it one day.

I agree with this post.

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A priest once presented a simple definition that I find rather agreeable.

Knowledge is believing in something that you know exists.
Faith is believing in something that you don't know exists.

Indeed this coincides with whatever complicated paths I would take to explaining it.

Faith can be considered daring or risky. Faith is not something you can cling on to for reassurance, but cling on to because you trust it. It is walking where you cannot see, because you know the end result will be for the best.

I feel this a concept and definition both theists and atheists are able to agree upon. As a theist could say "that's why I stick with faith" and an atheist could say "that's why I don't like faith".
Indeed, this definition reflects an aspect of why I'm not faithful to any particular religion.
Posted 12/6/09
DEFINITION OF FAITH
Hebrews 11:1- "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see."
Posted 12/7/09
Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see....
Posted 12/7/09
I have faith in my skills and some other things. I make my own way in life.
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Posted 12/16/09

TerraGamerX wrote:

A priest once presented a simple definition that I find rather agreeable.

Knowledge is believing in something that you know exists.
Faith is believing in something that you don't know exists.


i kinda agree that faith is believing or trusting in something that you're kinda unsure of, like having faith in a person whom you're not fully confident of.
Posted 12/16/09 , edited 12/16/09
To me, faith means safety in strength and security in individuality. For that's what it takes for me to have faith in anyone.
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Posted 12/16/09
I knew a girl named Faith.
She was quite little.
Thus, you can say that her parents had little Faith.
I did not trust her.
You can say that I had no faith in little Faith.

Some people hung around with her.
I do not like people with little Faith.
You can't trust them at all.

The girl's mother was named O Yee.
Some people say that O Yee of little Faith shall perish in the flames of hell.

I did not believe that the girl's mother deserved such a punishment.

Her brother Luke once said, If then God so clothe the grass, which is today is in the field, and tomorrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?

Which has nothing to do with her mom.





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Posted 12/18/09
I feel that faith is synonymous with hope. It's believing that things will turn out for the better. Of course, everyone has to work hard to MAKE things turn out for the better. Faith alone will accomplish nothing.
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For variety's sake here's the standard translation of Hebrews 11:1 ~

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

To paraphrase, "Faith is the essence of hope, the proof of the invisible."

This definition of faith doesn't necessarily have to apply only to religious subjects although it does have great religious significance. It can easily be applied to any emotion since they themselves are not physically visible. The effect or influence of emotions IS physically visible just as religious faith holds sway over the physical lives of individuals.

To anyone who doesn't get why "faith" is so important to Christians, here's another Bible verse, Hebrews 11:6 ~

"But without faith it is impossible to please him (God): for he that cometh to God must believe that he is (exists), and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."
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Faith means to me trust, I can have trust in someone or something.
I have faith that one day we will colonize other planets, therefore I trust that humanity will develop to a technical level that it is possible to colonize a different planet.
I have faith in my friends, for example, I trust that they would not do things to harm me.
That is my idea of faith.
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Posted 2/19/10

crunchypibb wrote:

This Bull is getting on my nerves about what faith is supposed to mean. It does have extreme meanings, as in it's either the christian definition or the atheistic definition, depending on who uses it. Christians, get yo bibles ready. Atheists, get your...uh....uh....nonbelieving books ready.

*Sits back to watch exploding arguements*


Faith should not mean ANYTHING, to ANYONE, unless it is the only thing they are holding onto.

You can say you know what faith means, but until it's all you hold, then you will never truly understand.

This is just what I think; I don't believe in Gawd.
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