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Question 10 for Christians

alphamale

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Christians say "have faith". Yet how can one will oneself to have faith? Either one believes the religious doctrines, or he doesn't. Saying "have faith" is like saying "be handsome" or "have a high IQ". If you don't have faith, you don't. Also, I'm sure God of the Abrahamic religions takes a dim view of those who say they have faith, but really don't.
 

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Well, faith is simply the truancy of any forms of reasonable logic or rational thinking arising from doubt. Faith replaces the search for truth. Intelligence, skeptism, i.e. have always been enemies of the church. In the NT, Paul goes on a tirade speaking out against intelligence. So, one would think after reading through the Bible, that eduction and intelligence leads to damnation. Look at John's vision in Revelation about the end of the world. It talks about disease, famine, plagues, earthquakes, etc, as it is supposedly a prophetic vision of events that will happen in the future. But it fails to even hint of disoveries like the Americas, the Arctic, electricity, radio, television, the internet, atomic energy, I could go on and on. It fails to mention discoveries of the future, but it was the very field in which Jesus, is an expert, says the Bible.:lol:
 

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alphamale said:
Christians say "have faith". Yet how can one will oneself to have faith? Either one believes the religious doctrines, or he doesn't. Saying "have faith" is like saying "be handsome" or "have a high IQ". If you don't have faith, you don't. Also, I'm sure God of the Abrahamic religions takes a dim view of those who say they have faith, but really don't.
.One does not need scripture to implicitly trust the all-Creator.

Faith did not come to me by force of will, but through experiences where I opened myself to trusting in God.
 
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