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Submitted by alex (Cyprus), Aug 6, 2008 at 07:45

Quote from baneeshkhan

"Faith must be backed by reasons."

Oh help! What a basic misunderstanding of the nature of faith. The thing about faith is that it does not require reasons. It is simply that - faith - an acceptance of what cannot be proven, of that which 'passeth all understanding'. And that's the problem with it. You can't argue against faith. You can accept it or reject it and that's all. Spare us all those who try to prove that their faith is 'right'. They've missed the point.

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