Actually HB, I'm not. I'm quite serious when speaking on religious things and subjects.<quoted text>
You are trying to be funny here, by asking a personal question and the response cannot have personal pronouns....But to keep it in the third person....
I personally don't think you have the ability to tell me where you received "faith and belief" from, WITHOUT mentioning yourself in the process.
So yes, please continue with posting where you acquired these attributes - and don't use your Self as part of the answer.
"evidence of things unseen"<quoted text>
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, and evidence of things unseen, and generally described in ontological terms.
- Huh? A thought generated from one;s mind is unseen, so you now think [Self] that an unseen act within your mind, jsutifies an unseen things? Goofy.
This is more accurate, of course IMO.<quoted text>
Belief is based on experience and knowledge which makes it more subject to epistemology.
But more importantly - this is Self.
You would not have any belief in anything, if:
a. you had not been told of the belief
b. how to believe
c. accepting of the belief
All require Self. Unless you of course, had "God", Jesus, or the HS come to you personally and bestow these things upon you. Did one of these being do this? When? How? Why did they do this to you, and not, we'll say, Anthony or marge?
You do realize you are starting to sound ridiculous and speaking without all the facts, right?
Faith and belief often run parallel, meet at points, or segments in a persons life. At times, they may also seem contrary and dissimilar.(Often emotions and reasoning ability determine the directions faith and beliefs take in ones life.)
You'll promote the Self, yet refute it when it comes to spiritual notions. Why?
Uhm - okay.<quoted text>
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You do realize we are talking about texts that have the original authors, already dead, right?