Is there a difference between faith and belief?

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  1. garbonzo Registered Senior Member

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    Is there a difference between faith and belief?
     
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  3. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    I am a faithful contributor or listener . I believe it is good to contribute to charity .
    It seams faith is related to action . Belief , there is no action ?
     
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  5. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Absolutely there is a difference. Beliefs can be held for many reasons. Faith is one of those reasons, which amounts to "I just want to".
     
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  7. Baldeee Valued Senior Member

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    Is it not more "because I need to".
     
  8. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    To some extent, faith is a measure of how strong your belief is. You can believe in God but have little faith that He will have any effect on your life.
     
  9. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    That is so in a materialistic life . but in a spiritual life it will be the opposite ?
     
  10. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I don't think there's much of a difference between a "materialistic" life and a "spiritual" life.
     
  11. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    In spiritual life we believe in the future and have hope . In materialistic life we have only the present and you can not have hope
     
  12. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    I really doubt that.
     
  13. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Bullshit.
     
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  14. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    Com on guy Bullshit is not educational. I like to hear other opinion . I stated mine , what is your position ?
     
  15. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Eternity makes a mockery of the value of life.
     
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  16. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    What's more rare and precious? A rose that blossoms for a day and then fades? Or a mass produced molded rose that will exist in all it's plastic perfectness until long after cockroaches go extinct?
     
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  18. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Am I evil? I am man.
     
  19. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    My mother was a witch. She was burned alive. Thankless little bitch.
     
  20. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    Oi whey friend you had something smoke or sniff, pretty soon you are going to fly on a broom.
     
  21. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    I don't think so . Life is a great experience of past present. Eternity is a projection of life for the future.
     
  22. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    In the "spiritual life" you have false hope. (Different people with different beliefs have different hopes and they can't all be true.)

    In the "materialistic life" - which I will interpret as a life without spiritual mumbo-jumbo - there is hope that our own efforts will have a good effect. We can look forward to real benefits from our real actions.
     
  23. wellwisher Banned Banned

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    Faith is the belief in things not seen. While belief is connected to both things seen and/or not seen. I believe we landed on the moon in the late 1960's, due to the images and video I saw on TV. I have faith that the images and videos I saw were on the up and up. I did not personally see all the equipment, to prove this with my eyes. I have faith this was not a scam.

    Often our beliefs are based on faith in other people, like leaders and teachers who tells us things. We don't always know their motives and how well thought out this is or whether this is charismatic bias.
     

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