Faith is a contradiction

Published on Dec 21, 2006 Rants! « Prev Next »

Everytime I am questioned about “God” (and it happens more than you probably realize), I explain my point of view and am just about always barraged with “Faith” this, and “Faith” that.

"Faith is a device of self delusion, a slight of hands done with words and emotions founded on any irrational notion that can be dreamed up.  Faith is the attempt to coerce truth to surrender to whim. In simple terms, it is trying to breathe life into a lie by trying to outshine reality with the beauty of wishes. Faith is the refuge of fools, the ignorant and the deluded, not of thinking, rational men." -- Terry Goodkind

No matter how hard I try to explain my point of view regarding their faith the other party typically points out that their faith argument contradicts everything I have had to say.

"A contradiction cannot exist in reality.  Not in part, nor in whole.  To believe in a contradiction is to abdicate your belief in the existence of the world around you and the nature of the things in it, to instead embrace any random impulse that strikes your fancy -- to imagine something is real simply because you wish it were.

A thing is what it is, it is itself.  There can be no contradictions.

In reality, contradictions cannot exist.  To believe in them you must abandon the most important thing you possess: your rational mind.  The wager for such a bargain is your life.   In such an exchange, you always lose what you have at stake.  " -- Terry Goodkind

Thank you Terry, I couldn’t have said those things any better.