IS YOUR FAITH DEVELOPED FROM INTELLIGENCE OR COMMON SENSE OR IS IT A THEORY OR IDEA
The Civil Writer Magazine
Let's first analyze faith which is neither intelligence or common sense. Faith is a place setting for when you have nothing to resolve your situation. You can claim that there are significant ways in which your faith can gain independent senses of your God differently than using intelligence or common sense. Then is it a religion driven development of independent senses. Or is it an acting-of-faith meaning trying to fool God with a false act of confidence.
We first must eliminate what faith isn't. Faith isn't being rational a belief or theory that opinions and actions should be based on reason and knowledge rather than on religious belief or emotional response. Faith isn't intellectualism the theory that knowledge is wholly or mainly derived from pure reason; rationalism. Faith isn't common sense by good and sound judgment in practical matters.
The opposite words of faith are reason, knowledge and judgment. Faith, derived from Latin fides and Old French feid, is confidence or trust in a person, thing, or concept. Shouldn't faith exist without being a concept that you must practice. Shouldn't faith be like prayer something practical, untaught, requiring no skills. How can faith be reasoned with; is it something you use to analyze the possibilities of resolves. Can you use intelligence and common sense with God rather than faith in God. Faith is being unsure, not feeling, showing, or done with confidence and certainty. Intelligence and common sense are being practical with what can be done by God. Faith is a theory and idea of what can be done by God. But intelligence and common sense reveals the same thing but with reasoning.