From The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce, as introduced to me by my friend JLO.
Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.
On days when my understanding was less than pristine, I often turned to the primary song "Faith" to reassure myself. It says:
Faith is knowing the sun will rise, lighting each new day.
Faith is knowing the Lord will hear my prayers each time I pray.
Faith is like a little seed, if planted it will grow.
Faith is the swelling within my heart: when I do right I know.
*I know the sun will rise based on it happening every day for the span of my nearly 29 years.
*How can one ever KNOW the Lord will hear your prayers, for a fact? I think it's more likely to HOPE for the Lord to hear your prayers, and leave the faith/knowledge out of it.
*Obviously a little seed needs proper care in order to grow. But they say that faith does too. What about those one seeds that grow without intentional care? What are they?? And how about weeds? And can my faith seed be of the hemp variety?
*I think the "swelling" being felt is something primary kids shouldn't be singing about...
*When I do right I know. When I do wrong I know. When I don't care I know. When I drink coffee I know. When I use the bathroom I know. So what???
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