Faith

Depending on the religion, faith is belief in a god or gods or in the doctrines or teachings of the religion. Informal usage of faith can be quite broad, including trust or belief without proof, and "faith" is often used as a substitute for "hope", "trust" or "belief". Some critics of faith have argued that faith is opposed to reason. In contrast, some advocates of faith argue that the proper domain of faith concerns questions which cannot be settled by evidence. This is exemplified by attitudes about the future, which (by definition) has not yet occurred.

Read more about Faith:  Etymology, Epistemological Validity of Faith, Faith in World Religions, Support, Criticism

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Famous quotes containing the word faith:

    It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not by the reason.
    Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)

    There comes a time in the affairs of men when they must prepare to defend not their homes alone but the tenets of faith and humanity on which their churches, their governments and their very foundations are set. The defense of religion, of democracy and of good faith among nations is all the same fight. To save one, we must now make up our minds to save all.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)

    This is one of the paradoxes of the democratic movement—that it loves a crowd and fears the individuals who compose it—that the religion of humanity should have no faith in human beings.
    Walter Lippmann (1889–1974)