There are quite a few people who take ideas of the paranormal, psychic ability, astrology, or the latest diet fad, on faith.
() Trust Trust is fundamentally different than faith.
Reason was “the handmaiden of faith,” merely serving to rationalize beliefs after one’s conversion and fill in the details not directly covered in scripture.
() The Catechism of the Catholic Church, which is the official statement of modern Catholic doctrine, states: “By faith, man completely submits his intellect and his will to God.
He accepts God because that is what his parents and minister have told him.
And when it comes to adults, Jesus generally showed no signs of caring how they come to believe in him.
But trust is specific to one’s attitude toward people: You can trust that an individual will perform (or not perform) certain actions, or you can trust an individual as a source of information.
Here I will focus on the type of trust relevant to general belief and thinking: trust in others as sources of information about facts.
First, we’ll consider the meaning of “faith.” The most prominent use of the term “faith” is in regard to religion, so let’s look at what it means in that sphere and apply that understanding more generally.
For Christians, the model of faith is presented in the Bible.