posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 03:07 PM
Faith....Such a bold and very powerful word. And one that has caused many arguments here on ats, problems and disputes in life, in governments and all
over the world. It has created wars, but it has also done many good things in life, faith has brought us many organizations provided to help people in
need, faith has brought together countries, and individuals alike, faith has opened many peoples eyes to alot of things in life and given them hope
and understanding. Now don't get me wrong im not just on about religious faith(im not overly religious in the normal sense of the word but thats a
different thread) but faith in things in general.
An ancient history book states that faith is:
"Being sure of what you hope for and
certain of what you do not see."
Count Leo Tolstoy said:
"Faith is the force of life"
A line from "Miracle On 34th Street" says:
"Faith is believing in things that
common sense tells you not to."
FAITH, I believe, is something we all have, but to varying degrees. Do you have the faith to believe that there can be an all-powerful creator, or do
you put your faith in science? Or do you believe in a combination of several things and/or ideas?
Do you have the faith to believe in yourself? Do you have the faith to believe in your significant other, a family member or a friend?
I believe we all do. The question is "how much faith do we allow to become reality in our life?"
Faith stagnates unless you expose yourself.
Faith is not a noun, it's a verb. Action is a critical part of faith.
Faith is in action when you make yourself vulnerable--practicing what you believe.
Faith is similar to a guidance system that NASA uses regularly.
When the space shuttle is on the launch pad, the guidance system is not activated because it's not needed. BUT, when it breaks free from the launch
pad, then the guidance system kicks in. Everyone involved has to believe the guidance system will successfully guide the shuttle to the end of the
mission. They have faith in the guidance system.
We have to rely on faith when all else tells us we're crazy...when there's no evidence what-so-ever...and when everything points to something
When you practice faith, you can count on others thinking you're out of you mind. Many times you will be ridiculed for your faith (in religion,
science, others, etc.).
Simply put, the definition of faith--the meaning of faith is nothing more than an understanding, a belief, a thought about something, someone, some
situation that cannot be proven.
Inherently, faith allows for no tangible evidence to be made available--that you know of--which would back up or support your claim, idea, theory or
thought. It is simply an overwhelming understanding that, to you, is convincing.