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How do you prove faith? Proof and evidence are seldom understood. If you need proof for your faith, read. Self Evident.
If enough acknowledge that a team is the undisputed champion, then they are.
How do you prove what is in a man's heart? Did you know that in a capital murder trial you do not have to prove motive? I think I know why that is. Think of the concept of Intent. In common terms that does not have to be proved either, it can be proved through establishing a very reckless or wanton act, that was not exactly meant to kill, but so wrong we imbue intent on the actor. Always remember the man who shoots his sixshooter in a crowded bar, and neither hits nor scares anyone may not even be guilty of a crime (normally yes for discharging)
Back to motive. How can you establish why someone did something. Sure we use the concept all the time in the normal world. But if you think about it, it is just conjecture. And don’t get me wrong conjecture is a worthy tool. But using it solely to provide evidence of a fact is not good. So motive is illusory. Motive is like an emotion. And yes motive is like faith.
We can argue who is the best but at any given time we just know it!
My family believes in the bond within our family. Can you dissprove that?
I always wonder why someone would want to disprove a truth that was established by faith?
Now as to proof of someone’s belief. You have to break it down into two parts. 1. Does she believe it? That part is generally pretty easy, unless there is consistent behavior that indicates otherwise. So whether or not someone believes is generally quite easy to establish or prove. 2. Is what she believes true? Now that is an interesting question. Truth has never been equated with fact. Coming to a conclusion of truth requires many facets of the human understanding and all of them are valid.
Faith and belief are easily understood by most. Most languages have a well developed set of words to describe what they mean. We are generally comfortable talking of things of faith and belief as though they are readily accepted. Sometimes it is kind of absurd – Things in the future are based on belief. The sun will rise tomorrow, our team will win, I will be able to retire, our boy will grow up strong. We do not think one bit about those improvable assumptions.
Cannot prove the eclipse, isn't that funny. Of course it happened but try and prove it.
Here are some truths
Step back and reflect about going to your married friends house to watch the slideshow of their vacation. They will inevitably both narrate. But try to keep in mind that most of the shots are taken by one spouse while the other one poses. They are looking in opposite directions and one is focusing a camera and the other is focused on how they look. She sees clouds in the distance and he sees bright blue sky. For her it took forever and for him, he needed more time. Their stories will both be the truth. Absolutely their stories will be the truth. But their stories will differ. Even shades of color will differ because of direction lighting, and heights of things may be different but true.
So our perspective is the most valid individual thing we have as a truth. We find as we create scenario after scenario that a given truth is in the eye of the beholder. We cannot change that. Belief is such a thing. The perspective of the perceiver determines what is truth. Empiricists do not like it but truth is not limited to truth as in science or mathematics.
I seldom call on authority to prove my point but in this case it is good. Have you ever heard the phrase “We Hold These Truths to be Self Evident” and then they rattle off Truths like “ all men are created equal”. Well obviously to an empiricist that is false. It is not our fault they have such a narrow view that they cannot accept with the great majority of us, a truth beyond proof, but rather self evident. If this concept is good for the USA, Mexico and Vietnam I dare say that our faith is a truth.
No need to prove love -- ever!
A word out to all soccer fans. When you get down get up!!! Waka Waka!!
At your own risk baby!
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