On Friday, September 14, 2012 7:10:17 AM UTC-4, rclough wrote:
> Hi Craig Weinberg
> Faith can be expressed as a belief, but faith itself is inner trust,
> confidence, etc.
> 1. Complete trust or confidence in someone or something.
> 2. Strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on
> spiritual apprehension rather than proof.
Can't exactly the same thing be said of belief?
1. An *acceptance* that a statement is true or that something exists.
2. Something one accepts as true or real; a firmly held opinion or *
> Leibniz would say, "If there's no God, we'd have to invent him
> so that everything could function."
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> On Thursday, September 13, 2012 8:43:39 AM UTC-4, rclough wrote:
>> Hi Bruno Marchal
>> The shared part of religion (or science) is called belief(s).
>> They are exclusively in the fom of words.
>> For example words from the Bible, and the Creeds.
>> The personal or private part of religion is called faith.
>> It is not belief, for it is wordless, is more like trust or
>> Religion trusts its creeds, science trust the laws of physics etc.
>> It sounds like you are talking about the particular forms of religion
> though. In some other traditions, faith can be the public proclamation in
> words and belief is the privately expressed as wordless.
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