religion (bible based) has a synonym, at least in my opinion...
it's opinion... religion=opinion
there is a set of information these different groups of people derived their different opinions from, one set of information... many different interpretations...
i am aggrivated at the lack of communication efforts on the part of all big bible based religions... instead of re-asserting their same old views every sunday morning, why not smooth out the lines of distinction between the denominations of the surrounding area.
maybe they should just try, just for a month.
lol i'd bet these people would take great strides in the understanding of biblical lessons, or kill each other... either way we would be rid of their annoyance.
So you believe we have to lie to ourselves to be happy? That's what faith is.
faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
so, have faith in whatever you hope for... if you SEE evidence that what you once hoped for isn't what you wanted, have faith in something else. repeat process until you are having faith in something that you see evidence of, but cannot explain from where the force comes. then you've got your evidence of things not seen. IMO
p.s. Please no trite comments concerning faith in gravity or the wind.
i'm speaking of something that you can sense and witness through experience, "its hand in". Something that actually cares about your development. Maybe even something that would inspire physical beings to write down an abriged operations manual alluding to the entirety of " truth" that brought about, and is a part of, the experiences we learn of it through.