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What Is Faith

What Is Faith? Faith Shorts 2012 Finalist

Harris Alvi | Posted 01.17.2013 | Religion
Harris Alvi

This film tackles some misconceptions about Islam and discusses what faith means to the filmmaker personally.

Is Faith The Rejection Of Reality?

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 06.29.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Alan Lurie

There seems to be a belief that "faith" is the rejection of the world as it is; a retreat in to fantasy and wishful thinking. As Friedrich Nietzsche wrote, "Faith means not wanting to know what is true."

With Perfect Trust And Doubt: A Yom Kippur Reflection On The Dynamics Of Faith

Rabbi Lawrence Troster | Posted 12.05.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

Today the word "faith" is often understood in the popular mind with something that I consider a caricature of real faith. Real faith, in my opinion, is complex, transformative and dynamic

Faith vs. Fantasy

Rabbi Shais Taub | Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Shais Taub

Accepting on faith that which can be understood is as unconscionable as using reason to reject something that cannot be understood. The former is laziness, the latter is arrogance.

The Soulful Atheist

Dori Hartley | Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion
Dori Hartley

And as an "atheist," I can tell you this: I pray. I have faith. I believe in the cosmic consciousness. I live in gratitude. I am moved to tears by the beauty that is nature. I feel the intensity of great love.

A Questioning Faith: Where Is God When We Hurt?

Derek Flood | Posted 10.22.2011 | Religion
Derek Flood

God has created us to recognize the injustice and emptiness and long for something more. God did not have to make us this way. God could have made us like fish, but he didn't. Why is that?

Confusing Faith For Belief

Steve McSwain | Posted 09.13.2011 | Religion
Steve McSwain

The fact is, you can be certain of nothing. When your religion is all about what you believe, know that the ego in you has taken over already.