Faith (especially Religious Faith) = Ignorance, by all definitions.

Faith in all its definitions, even non-religious definitions is a form of deliberate ignorance. 


Faith:  (Oxford Dictionary).


1> Complete trust or confidence in someone or something.

‘this restores one's faith in politicians’      

2> Strong belief in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual conviction rather than proof.

   ‘bereaved people who have shown supreme faith’

2.1> count noun A particular religion.

     ‘the Christian faith’

2.2> count noun A strongly held belief.

‘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.  

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Comment by Michael Penn on January 5, 2018 at 8:47am

I hear ya, Dog. (Welcome back.) Almost every day I run onto those who claim I have "faith" that the ball I am going to drop to the floor will actually travel there. It goes from this nonsense on again into those who want to tell me what the bible says.

It's hard to get through to people.

Comment by Frankie Dapper on January 4, 2018 at 3:36am

Say you will have faith so that we can mislead you and no matter how absurd, improbable or insulting our mythology and morality is the failure to be one of us will result in your eternal damnation and loss of free pass to eternal life. You gave us permission so shut the fuck up and open wide! 

Comment by Loren Miller on January 3, 2018 at 6:49am

Sounds like someone is very much an apistevist!

As for formatting, I haven't had a problem, but then, I don't know what YOU are trying to do, DOG.  Drop me a note and let me know what you want to achieve visually, and I'll have a look.

Comment by Dyslexic's DOG on January 2, 2018 at 10:59pm

A/N has gotten really bad at formatting of its posts.

Couldn't get it to look like it does in the editing mode, instead it bunches it together and makes reading awkward.

Will have to use a word processor and try to import the formatting.

A bit disappointed in A/N as little has improved.



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