If a belief cannot be proven or disproven, then there is no virtue in holding that belief.

Hence, the articles of faith in most religions are by necessity things which cannot be tested or refuted: your Soul goes to heaven when you die; the fossils were put there by God 10,000 years ago; Allah spoke through Mohammed; and so on.

Some so-called psychics who fail James Randi's tests claim that scientific observation stops their powers from working...

The fundamental belief that we can have, is that we can believe.

The fundamental thing we believe is that we can speak.

Is this the fundamental tenet of faith?

I understand that if I cannot speak then I cannot participate in anything, even hate.

I do not know who spoke the first word, or what the word was. I only feel that it was, and understand what I must do is participate in it as a work in progress.

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.