How would you respond to this argument on faith. I’m not exactly sure on what to say:
You have a set of tools to perceive this world. It is your only set. There are five of them. Your senses are the means by which you gain information. The only means.
The information your senses receive is then combined and utilized by means of judgement, reason.
To reiterate, that’s all that you have.
Now, your senses and your judgement’s reliability upon them sum to become your life. To use sensory attainted information and reasonably apply it is the way you live, the only way you live.
It is magnificent.
Therefore, to give up, to deny, to negate, to ignore, to sacrifice those tools and your reason is to deny your life.
It is absolutely preposterous, ignorant, and appaling to credit anything without using these tools to determine its worth or deserving of credit, or even its existence.
This denial of reason is self-injury, counter-intuitive to survival; it is a death-wish.
Faith is not tender, beautiful, or powerful. Faith is synonymous with “I have no idea whether or not it is; therefore, it is.”
To have faith in anything is to deny the applicability of your reason, to sacrifice your judgement to that which you have faith in. Therefore, you are completely worthless without a self; which means, you are no longer a self, you are a tool of that which you have faith in, because you chose to ignore it.
Therefore, you are, without your reason, by definition, non-living.
This, reason, is the source of all veritable belief. Belief takes no effort save that of reason. You must physically ascertain and judge.
And there is no question in belief.
Apples are apples, this cup holds coffee, the sky is there, I am.
Faith is the antithesis of existence.
Know that this is not my argument, its purely someone elses that I have no response to.