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    Default What is faith?

    One of the most adaptive and evolutionarily fit mind viruses of all time.

    A dopamine reservoir with a built-in positive feedback loop.

    A way to justify feeling as good as possible in the face of uncertainty and mystery.

    Something people flock to so as to avoid waking up to reality.

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    Faith without a foundation is blind, that much I can acknowledge.

    That's why true faith is discovered more through a journey, a kind of hope that new horizons remain immanent.

    Along the way we may find little clues that better confirm what we belief lies in store for us is coming.

    Ultimately, it can give us a better motivation to continue with a cause.

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    Faith is to believe in something without there being any real evidence for it.
    "Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling."
    — C.G. Jung

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    OP so edgy.



    WHO IS YOUR GOD NOW?

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    Confidence in a promise not yet fulfilled. Exhibited in all people to others seen or unseen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoopy22 View Post
    Confidence in a promise not yet fulfilled. Exhibited in all people to others seen or unseen.
    This is a weird definition of faith. Even in the case that you can prove something will happen in the future, your entirely reasonable belief that it will happen is classified as faith.

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    Religious faith or faith in general?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Bubble View Post
    Religious faith or faith in general?
    What's the difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mingularity View Post
    One of the most adaptive and evolutionarily fit mind viruses of all time.

    A dopamine reservoir with a built-in positive feedback loop.

    A way to justify feeling as good as possible in the face of uncertainty and mystery.

    Something people flock to so as to avoid waking up to reality.
    I'm sorry. Are you telling us people what the Truth is as excavated by the tireless oompa loompas of Ti? Or are you starting a discussion?

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    The belief that you will become a better poster in the near future.
    "The only time I'm wrong is when I'm questioning myself."
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