What is Faith? * I it easy to believe? Can you lose Faith? Or is it all baloney?
- Confidence or trust in a person or thing: faith in another’s ability.
belief that is not based on proof: He had faith that the hypothesis would be substantiated by fact.
- Belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religion: the firm faith of the Pilgrims.
- Belief in anything, as a code of ethics, standards of merit, etc.: to be of the same faith with someone concerning honesty.
- A system of religious belief: the Christian faith; the Jewish faith.
the obligation of loyalty or fidelity to a person, promise, engagement, etc.: Failure to appear would be breaking faith.
- The observance of this obligation; fidelity to one’s promise, oath, allegiance, etc.: He was the only one who proved his faith during our recent troubles.
- Christian Theology. the trust in God and in His promises as made through Christ and the Scriptures by which humans are justified
I must admit that I have lost all faith; in God, the Bible and government; Because of my life experience as a Irish Catholic person and the troubles the church do not wish to condemn, forced my issues to the surface. Religious organizations make a tremendous amount of money; taking willing from their people for their own purposes. Priest driving Cadillacs, eating well while the parish live on soup. Ministers living in million dollar homes bought by nieve believers. Tax exemptions that free the ministry from payment, We pay thirty-eight percent of our income to the government. Is that fair?
A government will to live high on “the hog.” Over spending at the expense of their countryman. Propaganda has brought issues to the forefront. Young people believe Social Security caused our indebtedness. I paid into the program along with my employer; the government borrowed millions from the social security accounts and never paid the money back. Where does the fault lay, government or the people? We do not have money for Social Security because Uncle Sam stole it and now they threaten to close down Social Security. What a sham! Wake up children! Our lives are lost to lobbyist and Insurance companies thanks to our elected officials who take money for legislation they wish to pass. Obamacare was voted down by the people yet it was passed onto us as cheap insurance. How come I pay $197.00 for Medicare and $60.00 for prescription coverage and I pay a discounted price on the prescriptions? My Social Security information said I would pay $104.00. What gives? Your insurance will increase as the insurances company increases their profits. Five billion dollars a quarter is not enough profit?
I promise nothing to no one. I believe in a higher power but no allegiance to any religion. My belief is goodness, the difference in right and wrong. Treat everyone with kindness and charity, no matter the color of their skin or language they speak. My faith is in people who prove their righteousness. No governments or religion; I am loyal to those who deserve my loyalty. How about you? Has your government been loyal to you or is your government leaning towards Oligarchy?
The character of people who never quit
When in extreme condition, They use their wits.
They reach down deep to get it done,
Whether in business or a twenty-six-mile run.
To follow through with extreme prejudice,
Like a threatened Judge for justice, A
woman protecting her children
Or overcoming an opponent on the gridiron.
Maybe tenacity is studying to pass a test
Instead of partying with the rest.
A lawyer’s pro bono,
A fireman saving a life in a fiery inferno.
Tenacity is in the pit of your stomach,
Making a decision that is going to hurt,
Realizing the choice is right
That you must endure the fight.
It is Marciano’s fifty straight win,
Muhammad Ali’s ultimate decision,
Life-changing, character embracing,
The character in people who never quit.