Faith

Faith
An imaging (Ѻ) conceptualizing the postulate that “faith” resides in a brain location.
In terminology, faith (CR:286) is believing in things without evidence. [1]

Religion | Science
The term "faith" is often a precarious tool used by creationist scientists amid conflicts between science and religion.

Indian-born Pakistani organometallic chemist Mirza Beg, is a prime example of one whom had severe difficult in his attempts to reconcile “faith” amid his physiochemical sociology work (see: thread post: #62, #158, etc.).

Quotes
The following are relevant quote:

“If god fimself were to say to me, “Thought is of an olive color”; “the square of a certain number is bitter”; I should certainly understand nothing at all from these words. I could not adopt them either as true or false. But I will repeat them, if He commands me to do it; and I will make others repeat them at the risk of my life. This is not faith; it is nothing more than obedience.”
Voltaire (1764), Philosophical Dictionary (§:Faith) [6]

“I have found no confession of faith to which I could ally myself without reservation.”
Johann Goethe (1831) [3]

“If faith begins where knowledge ends, then as the empire of knowledge thus always increases in extent, that of faith decreases as constantly.”
— Carl Nageli (1877), “The Limits of Natural Knowledge” [1]

“A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.”
Friedrich Nietzsche (c.1880) (Ѻ)

“The failure of the reformation to capture France had left for the Frenchmen no half-way house between infallibility and infidelity; and while the intellect of Germany and England moved leisurely in the lines of religious evolution, the mind of France leaped from the hot faith which had massacred the Huguenots to cold hostility with which La Mettrie, Helvetius, Holbach, and Diderot turned upon the religion of the fathers.”
Will Durant (1926), the Story of Philosophy [4]

“If devotion to truth is the hallmark of morality, then there is no greater, nobler, more heroic form of devotion than the act of a man who assumes the responsibility of thinking .... the alleged short-cut to knowledge, which is faith, is only a short-circuit destroying the mind.”
Ayn Rand (1957), Atlas Shrugged (Ѻ)

“Faith is the license religious people give themselves to keep believing when reasons fail.”
Sam Harris (c.2012) [5]

Nietzsche says that ‘the struggle between science and religion is like the primordial struggle between bird and gravity. Religion is like gravity, it wants to pull science down, but science invents the mechanical bird, and airplane because it wants to fly. Science and religion have intense animosity. Faith suppresses thought. Faith is not wanting to question, think or know. ‘Faith is a veto against science’ said Nietzsche.”
Monydit Malieth (2013), The Future Affects the Past [2]

References
1. Smurthwaite, Kate. (2011). “Commentary on Abortion and Heaven” (Ѻ), YouTube, Nov 16.
2. Malieth, Monydit (aka Tonnerre). (2013). The Future Affects the Past (pg. 15). Red Lead Books.
3. Goethe, Johann. (1831). “Letter to Sulpiz Boisseree”, 22 March 1831; quoted in Peter Boerner, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1832/1982: A Biographical Essay (pg. 82). Bonn: Inter Nationes, 1981
4. (a) Durant, Will. (1926). The Story of Philosophy (pg. 175). Simon & Schuster, 1953.
(b) Hsieh, Ching-Yao, and Ye, Meng-Hua. (1991). Economics, Philosophy, and Physics (pgs. 13-14). M.E. Sharpe.
5. Meis, Morgan. (2013). “The First New Atheist”, The Smart Set, May 8.
6. (a) Voltaire. (1764). Philosophical Dictionary (§:Faith) (txt). Publisher.
(b) Joshi, Sunand T. (2014). The Original Atheists: First Thoughts on Nonbelief (pg. 57). Prometheus Books.

Further reading
● Frode, James. (1849). The Nemesis of Faith. Publisher.
● Hiebert, Erwin N. (1986). “Modern Physics and Christian Faith” (pgs. 424-47) in: God and Nature: Historical Essays on the Encounter between Christianity and Science (pg. 427), by: Lindberg, David C. and Numbers, Ronald L. University of California Press.
● Graves, Dan. (1996). Scientists of Faith: Forty-Eight Scientists and Their Christian Faiths (pg. 168). Kregel Resources.
Strobel, Lee. (2009). The Case for Faith. Zondervan

External links
Faith – Wikipedia.

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