Sunday, June 5, 2011


I was given several copies of "The Watchtower" yesterday. It is an official Jehovahs Witness publication. This one struck me as particularly interesting.

I believe, according to definition, religious beliefs always fall under the heading of "Faith."

 faith (from 
 confidence or trust in a person or thing: faith in another's ability.
 belief that is not based on proof: He had faith that the hypothesis would be substantiated by fact.
belief in god or in the doctrines or teachings of religion: the firm faith of the Pilgrims.
belief in anything, as a code of ethics, standards of merit, etc.: to be of the same faith with            someone concerning honesty.
a system of religious belief: the Christian faith; the Jewish faith. 

However, this publication continually refers to thier beliefs as fact.

fact (from
something that actually exists; reality; truth: Your fears have no basis in fact.
something known to exist or to have happened: Space travel is now a fact.
a truth known by actual experience or observation; something known to be true: Scientists gather facts about plant growth.

Representing something to be fact that you admit is a matter of faith (since there is no scientific evidence to support it) seems very deceitful.

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