What is the difference between Faith & Believe ?

@zatak07 (699)
July 25, 2009 12:58pm CST
In all religion, these two words 'faith' & 'believe' are very common and often used but are there any difference between them or are they perfect substitute.
2 responses
• United States
25 Jul 09
In my way of looking at it, faith is what you expect for the future. It is like hope. Your beliefs could be your value systems or priorities. Sometimes, faith is thought of as a corporate belief, like the Christian faith. At times, faith is relating to things hoped for and things not seen. Beliefs are similar, but they are more often thought of in the present tense. In other words, faith may be hopeful (or doubtful), it may be based on you belief system, or what you think. Your beliefs are current. They are the thoughts you think. Sometimes, if you use the word that way, faith can and does mean the same thing. It seems as though it all comes down to how you use the words, sometimes they are interchangeable. Sometimes, though, they seem to have their own meanings.
@inedible (768)
• Singapore
25 Jul 09
I think "faith" means believing, but without solid proof or logical reasons. "Believe" can be used whether or not there's proof or logical reasons for believing.