Belief and Faith

09Oct08

From The Wisdom of Insecurity, by Alan Watts (page 24);

Belief  is opening the mind to the truth on the condition that it fits in with preconditioned ideas and wishes.

Faith  is opening the mind unreservedly to the truth, whatever that truth may be. 

Belief clings.  Faith lets go. 

in this sense of the word, faith is the essential virtue of science, and likewise of any religion that is not self-deception.”

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