Faith, A Necessary Fact Of Life

An original essay

by Edward Fagan

Faith, the background

Faith, more so than fact, forms the basis of most of our daily actions. Many examples bear this out. We accept on the basis of faith in them, the couple who love and raise us as our parents. Likewise, we show this same trust when we visit our doctor, and take our prescription to the pharmacist. We never question our doctor or our pharmacist ability to provide the care we seek. We trust our fellow man every day of our life.

People are not so willing to act based on trusting God and his word. From the very beginning we distrusted God and disobeyed him. Some say men wrote the Bible so it is fallible.

Atheists and sceptics say they reject the existence of God because they can not prove it. They, however, accept his nonexistence without being able to prove it.

By Edward Fagan

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Love, The Dual Sided Object

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5 Replies to “Faith, A Necessary Fact Of Life”

  1. Love this: Atheists and sceptics say they reject the existence of God because they can not prove it. They, however, accept his nonexistence without being able to prove it.

    I heard someone once say that it takes great faith to be an atheist – and I agree.

    1. Thanks anitashree for liking and commenting. Yes, I agree with the person who says it takes great faith to be an atheist. Imagine nothingness and purposelessness as objects of lifelong faith? Where is the inspiration, the hope to keep going? It must be hard.

      1. Yes. Sometimes, I think it is much harder. While the “fluffy”, “kookie”, “spiritualists”, “religious of blinded faith”…have chosen a gentler and easier path 🙂 And that’s totally fine ..either way.

  2. More very valid points you make, Edward. I had completely missed how we take things like health and the love of our parents for granted. It’s a jolly good thing that we can do this because life would be a dangerous place, if we cannot have faith in our fellow men and women when it comes to any of these kinds of things!

    1. Thanks for your comment David. You know, we also trust everyone else. We do not verify everything as factually correct before we act in relation to it. We trust the pilot’s ability and willingness to fly us safely. We do the same with the taxi driver, our bank, insurance, dentist and so on. We do not factually prove these persons’ ability before we access their services. We just trust them all.

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