It begins with the famous definition from Hebrews 11, moves to a skeptical view, and then ends with sort of a middle-of-the-road definition. Read, and, if you are interested enough, respond:
June 26, 2009, 11:00 AM
Weekend Competition: Define Faith
Hundreds of co-vocabularists offered their definitions of “Money” in April, and “America” in May. This weekend, Schott’s Vocab is soliciting definitions of faith.
Faith is described in the Bible as “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
H. L. Mencken called faith “an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.”
And, Samuel Butler said of faith, “You can do very little with it, but you can do nothing without it.”
Co-vocabularists are invited to submit their own definitions of faith, the pithier the better, by appending a comment to this post.
Of if you would like to respond on this blog, that might be interesting as well.