I am afraid you are wrong. But as with most, I am sure I cannot shake your FAITH in this belief.
I tell you what; do you happen to have a good English dictionary on hand? My suggestion would the The Oxford English Dictionary
, in its full volume set. I'll provide two definitions here, and then provide examples later (since my setting is not which allows me to do such at the moment).
[indent]1.unquestioning belief that does not require proof & or evidence
2. unquestioning belief in God, religious tenets, etc.
5.complete trust, confidence, or reliance.
When cross-referencing 'confidence
,' we can find the clue to how the word faith is used in contexts regarding empirical knowledge
, with: 'the fact of being or feeling certain; assurance
.' We can say that we unspokenly have faith that when we turn the car key, the engine will start, that when we open that box of Cracker Jacks
there'll be some sort of 'prize
' in it besides what's edible. This is the type of faith that tests and observations through scientific method, in the realm of the empirical sciences, allow us to hold.
Now then, if we cross-reference the term 'blind faith
,' we'll find the likes of :'disregarding evidence, sound logic, etc.
.' This will inform us that we do have this description, which, by the way fits both numbers one and two above, and, at the same time, that this description is opposition to the number five sense of the bare term, faith
. The most accurate conclusion, therefore, is that we have different senses, thus different meanings, levels, of the word 'faith
.' Now, trismegisto
, I do not know you well enough to say I have faith that you'll be able to reason to this same conclusion, yet I do
have faith that you cannot disprove the validity of this conclusion. Do you see where I'm coming from now?
Let me get back with you a bit later, please, HexHammer
...sorry...and you are correct on the tetragammaton. There is a model, as laid out by the Hebrew writings, which both describe and prescribe that deity. This exact god-model is the one being pointed to when the English word, with the capital G, ("God") is being used because the generic noun adopted that usage over the actual proper noun (name) YHWH, to appease Jewish superstition. More later....sorry.