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Bryan Hellard # Posted on March 31, 2011 at 12:18 am

A definition of faith I remember hearing recently goes something like this: “Believing in something when there is no evidence or proof to support it”. To me, I guess that yes, everything does start out as faith. We have an idea, there is no evidence for it, and we must pursue it. After pursuing it for awhile, we must ask ourselves “Have we found evidence proving or denying our idea? Based on what we have, is it a good idea to keep pursuing it?”

I think that some of the problems with people being “overly faithful” is when they are searching for evidence, and either don’t find any, or find evidence proving them wrong, then decide to continue unabated. It’s one thing to be persistant, but everything can be taken too far.