Sunday, 2 February 2014

27. Everyone Has Faith

Everyone has faith.

The parent has faith that their child will return home after a day out at work or school. The young woman has faith that she will walk safely on the streets at night. The avid football fan has faith that their chosen team will perform well on game night.

So why is faith often scrutinised, doubted, even ridiculed, within the context of religion? Why should faith be of lesser worth in the eyes of a non-believer the moment its object does not satisfy the common laws of logic or reason? When does faith stop being just that - a certain trust or confidence in something or someone?

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