What is Faith?
Definition: complete trust or confidence in someone or something.
To what extent does faith require evidence? What kind of evidence?
Faith, unlike something called “blind faith”, is more than just a basic belief in something, therefore it requires some sort of evidence to support. Faith comes from the way in which we interpret and understand information, and then form our own opinions about this evidence depending on how we feel about it or connect with it. From the Ted Talks researched, Billy Graham described a belief system as “values or traditions or principles that you would live your life by”. He then said that belief was opposed to faith which he claimed is more connected to a person’s heart and therefore their emotions. With this definition, a person has to take evidence or information and then interpret it using their emotions in order to have faith in something. Therefore, the kind of evidence needed has to form a connection at a deep, personal level where it will stay with the person and bond with their inner emotions. This, therefore, will lead them to believe and have faith in something based on how they interpret their feelings connected to the evidence.
What's The Difference Between Belief And Faith?
"I think there's a difference that's worth mentioning. I believe that belief is more an intellectual assent to the truth. Or if you think of a belief system, it would be values or traditions or principles that you would live your life by. Faith is more of a heart issue.I think there's a difference that's worth mentioning. I believe that belief is more an intellectual assent to the truth. Or if you think of a belief system, it would be values or traditions or principles that you would live your life by. Faith is more of a heart issue."
After reading this interview, some questions that arose was to what extent does faith rely on evidence. Which I then answered in a paragraph using the essential question. I wondered how this evidence connects to a person's emotions and how these emotions make a person believe and have faith in something even more. I found it very interesting to learn about the difference between these two ideas, I never had thought about it before.
Journal: Today in class I read the extended reading and discussed the importance of the interview in regard to the essential questions and topic of Faith with my group. We then decided on a question that we would all respond to, I then started writing the paragraph. I found it interesting to hear my other group member's ideas and views on this topic. Some of them were different than I had thought and it was good to hear their point of view.