posted on May, 17 2014 @ 02:41 PM
originally posted by: Aphorism
a reply to: WarminIndy
It is never about believing or not believing in the existence of god. It is a lie and a fallacy to say "I believe in God" or "I don't believe in
God". These are assertions of faith, which is a commitment to an idea only, and not an actual god. It is only true when one says "I believe what the
Bible says" or "I don't believe what the Bible says". No god is ever required for that commitment or repudiation.
Belief and faith are two entirely different concepts. We believe the train will come at the right time. We have faith that god exists. Faith is a
commitment to an idea without any reason to believe it. Both belief and non-belief in god are commitments to ideas, and therefor, articles of faith.
Actually, I believe.
I have faith that I will take the next breath, I don't believe that I will. If you believe you will, why?
I believe this existence is transitory and fleeting, that I am here moment to moment, but that it will be over one day, I don't know when and I
don't know how, but it will.
Neither you nor I can predict next week, but why do we do those things preparing for it, when there is nothing reasonable or logical to believe we
will be here then?
Is that faith, what do you base your faith on for why you prepare for a day to come that you don't even know will get here? Is it faith for me to
accept that my life is fleeting? I believe my life is, I know my life is, that's why I don't stress out over what I have no control over.
I have faith in God because I know that God is.
And if we could just have faith, then what's the point spread for the next Super Bowl?