Faith is the strategic deployment of ignorance.


Faith is less about the positive assertions that appear to constitute it than the will-diluting concerns it excludes.

Faith defines a way of life: a what-matters / what-does-not-matter, a what-one-does-do / what-one-does-not-do, a what-is / what-is-not. A separating of finite concerns from infinite non-concerns. A de-finition, a rendering of finitude.

Faith is easiest for those blessed with incuriosity, inexperience or absence of intellectual conscience.

Does it sound to you like I am disparaging faith, oh you of little faith, you who are anxious and troubled by innumerable hassles? The faithless are scattered, centerless, skinless, bleeding indiscriminately.


So many things I want to not know.


2 thoughts on “Faith

  1. Good piece, Stephen. Too many view faith as if it were measurable capital to be earned, accumulated and spent.

    1. Barry, it’s good to know you’re still there! I forget anyone other people read what I write here.

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