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1,011 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 18 years ago by wolf_boy

Which is the better faith: One that comes from your heart, free of earthly binding, or one born mostly from books and scripture defining what you can and cannot believe for you?

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18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 3/3/04 - 2:09:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
This question seems to imply that any faith in any text is not from your heart. I don't necessarily agree with that. I am sure that some people really truly believe the Qu'ran or the Bible and do not at all feel bound by their faith in what they perceive to be the word of some supreme being.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 3/3/04 - 2:10:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
The question therefore seems inherently biased in its choice of words. Is there some way in which it could be altered?
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 3/3/04 - 2:16:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think the standpoint is obvious as well. It also happens to be my beliefs tho. I go by what i feel is right and my sense of religion rather than what im told or have read ( and trust me, i read PLENTY trying to find a religion that i connected with) and i came to the conclusion that no one religion is right, and that we cant really know what is after this life. Having said that tho, im not so closed-minded as to think that having a religious faith means that you are simply being led like cattle, it is possible for it to be in your heart, and i do respect that.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 3/3/04 - 2:17:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
Is this question biased at all?

On the basis of the question, there's clearly only one way to answer, but books and scripture can still be right, especially as the scriptures in question, in most cases, are considered to be messages from a higher power.

It's like saying a philosophy on life that I just made up is better than one written by Plato or Descartes, simply because they are written in a book.

I'd say the *Best* faith would be one that comes from your heart but takes into consideration books and scripture others have written and beliefs held by others.

For example, most Catholics have a belief in their hearts, but the particulars of their belief come from the bible and their church, and they also follow that. The power of their belief comes from within, of course, but there is no reason to think any less of that which is set down before.

18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 3/3/04 - 2:21:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
How can you have faith without it being from your heart?
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 3/3/04 - 3:01:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
I am not told what to believe, I choose what to believe, my faith is based on what's in my heart, I'm Christian not because I'm told to be, but because I choose to be.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 3/4/04 - 8:04:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes I agree it's not the best written question. I don't think I got my point across that well... It was difficult to word... The question is not what you all seem to think it is... I'm just failing at wordinng it...
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 3/29/04 - 5:29:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
There's a reason it's called 'faith'. If you just believe whatever you feel like, it's not faith. Personally, I believe in Catholicism. The principles of Catholicism are also my beliefs.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 10/20/04 - 11:37:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
faith that comes from the heart
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 10/20/04 - 11:52:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
It would probably be unwise to not believe in something just because it has been documented in scripture or books. If those books document the teachings of one's god, it only makes sense to refer to them for guidance...
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 12/9/04 - 3:47:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think the best faith is the one that suits the individual. Personally i like prefer my religeon to be more free and open.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 12/14/04 - 8:36:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
the results of this question just bashed christianity IMO.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 12/27/04 - 6:17:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't like this question.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 1/3/05 - 8:09:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'll take my own faith over wolf_boy's pathetically agenda-driven drivel seeking approval for whatever he thinks he is this week.

Faith is worthless if it doesn't ultimately exist in the heart, but it is equally worthless to come up with some philosophy devoid of any connection to the rest of the world.

17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 1/3/05 - 8:16:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
What a bullpoo question.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 1/17/05 - 3:22:40 AM EST (GMT-5)
I like this question.
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 3/3/05 - 6:45:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
Anything that is in the heart first came from elsewhere. Some came from books. I feel like pressing "skip"

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