So, there is a group I’m in (gee imagine that) where one member of the group is driving virtually the entire group batshit with her godhopping BS (at least from what I can tell…..
the complaint is _________ has deserted me AGAIN about a host of gods or some variation of that. And she claims to be ‘tired of reading the same thing over and over….
Ok my take on faith…. Its FAITH!!!! Just because you don’t have your patron or matron god/dess ion your ear buzzing every moment of the day (or for that matter week) doesn’t mean you have been deserted!. MOST people do not have an ongoing diatribe with deity.
1.confidence or trust in a person or thing: faith in another’s ability.
2.belief that is not based on proof: He had faith that the hypothesis would be substantiated by fact.
3.belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religion: the firm faith of the Pilgrims.
4.belief in anything, as a code of ethics, standards of merit, etc.: to be of the same faith with someone concerning honesty.
5.a system of religious belief: the Christian faith; the Jewish faith.
faith [feyth] Show IPA
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: trust in something
Synonyms: acceptance, allegiance, assent, assurance, belief, certainty, certitude, confidence, constancy, conviction, credence, credit, credulity, dependence, faithfulness, fealty, fidelity, hope, loyalty, reliance, stock, store, sureness, surety, troth, truth, truthfulness
Now those are dictionary and thesaurus entries but let me give you my personal view of faith…
Faith is the thing that says don’t give up even when you have no tangible evidence that what you believe in is really there. In fact for me faith is powerfully connected to the intangible things, much more so than the things that are tangible.
Now lets put the shoe on the opposite foot…. Say YOU are the God/dess in question…. Are you (having millions of devotees) going to be hanging about with the person that complains constantly about what you want from them and whines about being deserted? REALLY? Noe in general as a human when we are pissed off with someone we stop hanging out with them. Why wouldn’t a deity be the same way? I mean in this case we are talking about NORSE GODS! These are not fluffy bunny gods, they demand our troth our ownership of our deeds and most importantly (to me anyhow) they demand out faith not crumble with a simple breath of air.
But also the thing that really gets me is this. I will always totally support anyone’s personal search for truth. ALWAYS, but in order to find that truth you can’t just give up on finding it whenever the wind blows the opposite direction. becasue when you do that you will NEVER find it….