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Originally posted by bsbray11
That's what bothers me most about Christians, and feel free to correct me if you really think you have something conclusive (ie not faith).
The only thing you have going for your beliefs is that you have FAITH in them.
Which is like me saying I believe my neighbor was born from a virgin and is the savior of all mankind because I have FAITH in him. No one can reason with that FAITH because of what the word "faith" really means: acceptance without reasoning.
So on that note, why not be accepting of ANYTHING without a reason? Why not just go through all things in life with the same blindness, not caring for any reasons for doing anything or avoiding doing anything? Why not just make up our own reasons for doing whatever the hell we want and call that faith too?
24Now Thomas (called Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord!"
But he said to them, "Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it."
26A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you!" 27Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe."
28Thomas said to him, "My Lord and my God!"
29Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."
Originally posted by junglejake
Christians don't, or shouldn't, have blind faith, but rather faith in a God who has demonstrated Himself to be true to them.