What is the difference between Faith & Believe ?
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25 Jul 09
This is a good question. I've always felt that faith was talking more about believing without actually seeing something. For example, when kids are little they believe in Santa Claus without actually seeing him. I feel like with believing, you can see or not see what it is that you believe. People have something to back up beliefs but faith is believing when they cannot see what it is that they believe.
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25 Jul 09
i think there's a bit of difference. you can believe almost anything - for example believing that coffee is dehydrating, that politicians lie, god exists, dogs make good pets. faith is stronger and more positive in some ways - maybe faith in god. saying 'i have faith we'll see him again' means i believe we'll see him again and need to know it's true', 'i believe we'll see him again' means i think we'll see him again but aren't saying whether i want to or not'. there you go - pedantic answer for you...