I saw a sign on one of the local churches driving through town this morning which really didn’t make much sense to me (and I read it 3 times to make sure what I was seeing actually computed in my brain) it said:
“Faith without evidence is just superstition”
I thought (religious) faith was more this definiton:
“strong belief in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual conviction rather than proof.”
This church usually displays a clever play on words/current happenings in their messages, so this one has been bugging me all day, is there some secret inverted* meaning that I missed?
*Writing this I just thought to read the message backwards: “Superstition just is evidence without Faith” – but that doesn’t even make sense because superstition usually doesn’t have any evidence!
“a widely held but irrational belief in supernatural influences, especially as leading to good or bad luck, or a practice based on such a belief.”
Oh well, just another small mystery of life I guess.