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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 13 2006,14:06   

Quote (haceaton @ Jan. 13 2006,18:37)
by definition faith has nothing to do with evidence

I found this parenthetical statement interesting. I'm not sure I agree with it, but I guess it depends on your definition of faith. If you can lose faith, then maybe that loss has a basis in evidence and so faith does depend on evidence.

I was not clear, I meant religious faith.  Religious faith is not based on evidence, by definition that is.  I recognize some people base their faith on what they call evidence or justify it with evidence, but I think if they had good evidence for a God they don't need faith.

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