The opposite of faith is reason.

The opposite of belief is pride.

Faith is not proof or fact.

Belief is not rule or law,

reason expands our understanding,

for the social organization,

providing story for history,

and context for the common good.

We believe in the “unseen”,

sincere prayer and seeking,

confides the Truth with us

in Revelation

pride demands what is in it for me,

mandating a selfish quid pro quo,

requiring tribal loyalty,

threatening to cancel allegiance.

We have faith in the “unheard”,

listening makes us yield,

Resistance surrenders

on the narrow Way.

Faith is form and sign.

Belief is trust and hope.

Faith sees visions.

Belief dreams dreams.

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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