The Prejudice Of Faith

Isn’t it odd that faith discriminates? In the sense that a person will choose to believe in certain ideas that are extraordinary and unsupported by evidence and reason, but will have no interest at all in believing a host of other similar unenvinced extraordinary ideas. So what then is one’s criteria for having faith in X but not Y? Why X instead of Y, and why neither? What kinds of claims must we have faith in? What are the characteristics of those claims for which we must forgo reason/evidence, but must believe in fully nonetheless rather than just ignore or be agnostic about? Continue reading