It's called faith because it's not knowledge

Comment by diggerbanks on May 17, 2013 at 7:41am

It is called faith so that it does not need to be answerable to anything but itself. 'Faith' is a semantic copout.

Comment by Unseen on May 17, 2013 at 8:13am

Faith is a way of showing that someone's commitment to God cannot be shaken, despite all the evidence against His existence. 

Actually, the more absurd one's belief, as measured by the strength of the facts arrayed against it, the stronger one's faith is. 

This is why so many theists come here: they know they can really prove their faith here by discovering how foolish their belief is. They then prove their faith by exercising their antiintellectualism and persisting in their folly.

Comment by diggerbanks on May 17, 2013 at 10:56am

My post did not credit OP, apoplogies. Great meme.

Comment by Val Wuthrich on May 17, 2013 at 1:26pm
I was listening to "Focal Point" on CSN (Christian Satellite Network) yesterday. I did a double take when Mike Fabarez said that if Christianity was proven to be a total fantasy beyond a shadow of a doubt, he would not stop believing in the fantasy. I'm completely baffled!
Comment by Dr. Bob on May 23, 2013 at 4:58pm

I wonder ...

What do you think about the statement "It's called a Theory because it's not knowledge!"  That's what we see from the anti-science contingent.  It's equally pithy.  It's equally dismissive.  Yet as scientists we would rely on a theory despite the fact that theories are always contingent, just as others may rely on faith even though faith is often contingent.

Comment by Amanda Dallas on November 8, 2013 at 1:20pm
Yes great meme.

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