Going Back To Faith.
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15-12-2015, 02:28 AM
RE: Going Back To Faith.
People usually go back to faith because it's like a security blanket. I've noticed that a death in the family is often what triggers it. They can't accept that they'll never see their family member again, and need to believe that they will meet in the afterlife.
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15-12-2015, 05:35 PM
RE: Going Back To Faith.
(13-12-2015 04:00 PM)jabeady Wrote:  ...
Faith is another word for trust,
...

Not directly synonymous.

I trust the lady who packed my parachute. I don't take it on faith.

(13-12-2015 04:00 PM)jabeady Wrote:  ...
You remember how warm and comforting it was,
...

So would the analogy be something to do with wanting to return to the womb?

Consider

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15-12-2015, 06:30 PM
RE: Going Back To Faith.
(15-12-2015 05:35 PM)DLJ Wrote:  
(13-12-2015 04:00 PM)jabeady Wrote:  ...
Faith is another word for trust,
...

Not directly synonymous.

I trust the lady who packed my parachute. I don't take it on faith.

You probably did the first time you jumped.

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(13-12-2015 04:00 PM)jabeady Wrote:  ...
You remember how warm and comforting it was,
...

So would the analogy be something to do with wanting to return to the womb?

Consider
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In a manner of speaking.
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15-12-2015, 06:36 PM
RE: Going Back To Faith.
(13-12-2015 09:40 AM)DLJ Wrote:  Thanks for the suggestions so far. I'll mull them over for a while.

An immediate thought from Dom's, Anj's and Reltzy's comments might be that I've misinterpreted 'faith'.

I took it to be that the person has reverted to using an unreliable epistemology (for whatever reason(s)) but they could have meant that they have come back to A Faith.

I'll read the rest and then sleep on it and come back to the other responses tomorrow.

Thanks for your help TTA ... it's appreciated.

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In my limited experience, it's not about epistemology.

Most people don't even know what the word epistemology MEANS. When you explain the concept to them, they can kind of get it, but most of the time the concept is new and not one they're used to thinking about. They weigh evidence, arguments, and so on at an intuitive level, and haven't thought about critically examining the scales themselves.
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15-12-2015, 09:01 PM
RE: Going Back To Faith.
(15-12-2015 05:35 PM)DLJ Wrote:  
(13-12-2015 04:00 PM)jabeady Wrote:  ...
Faith is another word for trust,
...

Not directly synonymous.

I trust the lady who packed my parachute. I don't take it on faith.

(13-12-2015 04:00 PM)jabeady Wrote:  ...
You remember how warm and comforting it was,
...

So would the analogy be something to do with wanting to return to the womb?

Consider

A very ironic way to put it, instead of being "born again" turning to faith is to be unborn again.

The darkness is warm and comforting.

Gods derive their power from post-hoc rationalizations. -The Inquisition

Using the supernatural to explain events in your life is a failure of the intellect to comprehend the world around you. -The Inquisition
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15-12-2015, 10:31 PM
RE: Going Back To Faith.
(15-12-2015 09:01 PM)TheInquisition Wrote:  
(15-12-2015 05:35 PM)DLJ Wrote:  Not directly synonymous.

I trust the lady who packed my parachute. I don't take it on faith.


So would the analogy be something to do with wanting to return to the womb?

Consider

A very ironic way to put it, instead of being "born again" turning to faith is to be unborn again.

The darkness is warm and comforting.

...but it sometimes makes some squeaking noises while doing that comforting...
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15-12-2015, 10:32 PM
Going Back To Faith.
As my buddy Ed told me, the problem with being born again is that they're worse the second time around.
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16-12-2015, 07:40 AM
RE: Going Back To Faith.
(15-12-2015 10:32 PM)Clockwork Wrote:  As my buddy Ed told me, the problem with being born again is that they're worse the second time around.

Ed Gein?

Don't let those gnomes and their illusions get you down. They're just gnomes and illusions.

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16-12-2015, 07:44 AM
RE: Going Back To Faith.
I think that, like many things, there's an old adage that covers this.

"Ignorance is bliss." Drinking Beverage

Skepticism is not a position; it is an approach to claims.
Science is not a subject, but a method.
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