Is All Faith Blind

What is faith?

Faith is believing in, trusting in, or acting on something that you may not have 100% confirmation on.

Faith is when we place our trust in someone or something enough to elicit an action out of us.

What Provokes Faith

As said before, faith may be established just because the assumption makes sense. And things based on that assumption appear to be true.
Consequently, it's a good idea to test that assumption every way conceivable.

Faith should never be the whole foundation of an argument, but rather an after effect upon examination of one.


A statician who has 5 cards, four being aces the other a joker, can randomly take one and bet money with an astounding degree of confidence that the card taken will be an ace.

He has faith that, because the odds are 80% in his favor, the selected card will be an ace and thereby he'll win.

Actually what he is doing is basing his opinion on the probability that there is a 4 in 5 chance that he will come up with an ace. The more probable, the stronger his faith. Out of a deck of a thousand aces and one joker, his faith will be considerably stronger.

From the believer's standpoint, we'll do the same thing. We'll weigh the possibilities and take the most logical conclusions. But what is interesting is that the evidence we'll see is more supernatural than physical.

Establishing Credibility

Suppose someone told you that you'd get a flat tire the next time you drove to work breaking the speed limit. Would you believe them? (What if your tire was just checked out and was in fine condition?)

Suppose they said before that, you'd stub your toe, forget your keys, run a red light, see a deer in the road, and a bird would soil your windshield...

The weekend goes by and monday morning you get out of bed and bang your toe on the night stand. You stop in at a fast-food restaurant for a quick breakfast and getting back to the car discover you left your keys on the table. You pull out of the parking lot and realize that you just went through a red light. Driving quickly to get out of the area, to hope no one witnessed that you turn the corner and jam on the breaks as your headlights shine on a deer who freezes in your path. As the car comes to a stop, and you're waiting for the deer to finish crossing the road, you notice a large white glob fall from the sky and smear your windshield. At what point along the way do you start slowing down concerned about your tire?

Before we saw an example of the odds being considerably likely. Now we are presented with the reverse: events so improbable that they would or could happen (or the order they did) that the chances of it being coincidence is infinitesimal.

These kind of patterns establish a credibility that is that is hard to deny. The more improbable the event, and the further in the future, the more credibility gained when the event happens. (And the more lost if it doesn't.)

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