Thursday, March 03, 2005

Truth in labeling

The term "blind faith" puzzles me. Those who profess it seem to actually be claiming an enhanced vision, an ability to see some scheme behind reality that need not agree with observation or history and is a privileged re-interpretation of both.

How would we fare if Blind Faith were a statement of hope rather than of certainty, an admission that a human's basis for knowing is terribly limited and necessitates leniency in judgement?

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