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Faith vs. Common Sense


Faith verses common sense: what does it mean to you?

Faith is all about believing in something that cannot be proven by science or logic. Common sense, on the other hand, is a natural faculty or power of the mind which enables one to perceive and understand truths without any need for conscious reasoning.

These two things are often at odds with each other and can sometimes lead to confusion. In this blog post we will explore faith verses common sense.

One of the most apparent examples is when it comes to someone's personal beliefs. For example, if you are a Christian and believe in creationism—the idea that God created life on earth out of nothing over a period of six days approximately four thousand years ago—you would base your belief on faith and not science.

In contrast, if you are an evolutionist believing in the idea that life developed gradually over a long period of time by natural processes from simple forms to more complex ones—you would base your belief on common sense and not faith.

Common sense is a natural faculty or power of the mind which enables one to perceive and understand truths without any need for conscious reasoning. These two things are often at odds with each other and can sometimes lead to confusion.

Now let us explore faith.

Faith is all about believing in something that cannot be proven by science or logic.

To have faith means to trust someone or something without complete (or even any) knowledge of what might happen and it could lead you to believe in things like the existence of God, miracles, etc.

There are many types of faith. For example, a person might have religious faith in God or the Church and this means that they believe what it says about certain things without having any proof for themselves.

On the other hand, someone might also place their trust in something like science which is the systematic study of natural phenomena with observed evidence to support truth claims (such as evolution).

This type of faith does not require much belief but rather relies on facts and data from experiments or observations.

Faith verses common sense: what does it mean to you?

It will depend on your own personal beliefs and how at odds those two concepts seem to be when put together!