Sunday, March 6, 2011
Theistic faith demands belief in things that cannot be known. Direct knowledge and experience with the previously unknown now moves faith into the realm of confidence, therefor it can be said that knowledge destroys faith. Does it work the other way around as well, can faith overcome knowledge? Now we are in the world of miracles, the unexplained alteration of reality that runs counter to all knowledge.
Faith in my opinion, resides in the soul and is limitless while confidence emanates from the mind and is clearly bound by finite points. Therefor one's confidence in himself or the world around him extends only so far as his personal observation and experience, while his faith appears to be endless.