Joined: Jan. 2006
|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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