‘men with strong political faiths’
@ 1: Can be perceived as Deliberate Ignorance: To hold faith in someone or somebody means you did not investigate them as if you investigated or tested them first, you would know or have knowledge of whether any trust in them was valid, and thus you would Know to Trust them, and have Knowledge that they would do the job.
Knowledge is always better than Faith.
In debates they often attack me with the line: "Surely you have faith that your wife loves you?"
To which I reply: I know she loves me, because I have lots of evidence.
So I have knowledge, not faith.
This is a common attack from the Religious Apologists (liars) when debating 'Faith'.
They are committing a false equivalency or equivocation fallacy.
Because they are trying to claim that their 'Faith' is definition 1, when it is actually definition 2 ( obvious ignorance ) that they consistently practise.
So somebody who has faith in another was too ignorant to bother to investigate somebody that was doing something for you, so you had faith in them instead of actual knowledge, a better word than Faith is still "Trust" or "Knowledge". Thus Deliberate Ignorance.
@ 2: Automatically translates as Deliberate Ignorance, in that that the proponents deliberately choose feelings and wishful thinking over evidence.
Though when Arguing with the Religious, they always mean definition (2), because if they try to argue the "Deep Trust" in definition (1) remind them that they are claiming deep trust in an Unknown, and thus (1) cannot apply and they are committing an Equivocation Fallacy, because they are fudging the discussion.
Religious Faith is always Deliberate Ignorance! :-D~
Faith = Ignorance,
Just as Theology = Make-Believe
Which is why Theology is no longer considered a part of Philosophy, in fact it is actually Anti-Philosophy.
Just watch any of Peter Kreeft's ( supposedly a philosophy professor ) videos on PragerU and you will instantly see why Theology ( his points) are no longer valid in Philosophy. :D
Kreeft would have failed Philosophy 101 in all his videos.
Commits a fallacy at least every several seconds.
Hardly a qualified philosophy teacher.
Yet Boston College employs him to teach philosophy.
Boston is one college to avoid if you want good training in philosophy.