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WHAT MEANEST THOU? 😉
—I need no faith. I need only the necessity of action. Faith is for those so poor in assets, character,agency,and will that they seek excuses for action, inaction, success and failure. That cowardice is for The Herd. Men satisfy the need for action & consequence and learn from it.—
Deflation: Decidability > Confidence > Trust > Belief > Faith
- belief: Meaning “conviction of the truth of a proposition or alleged fact without knowledge” is by 1530s; it is also “sometimes used to include the absolute conviction or certainty which accompanies knowledge”
faith: From early 14c. as “assent of the mind to the truth of a statement for which there is incomplete evidence,” especially “belief in religious matters” (matched with hope and charity). Since mid-14c. in reference to the Christian church or religion; from late 14c. in reference to any religious persuasion.
trust: from Old Norse traust “help, confidence, protection, support,” from Proto-Germanic abstract noun *traustam (source also of Old Frisian trast, Dutch troost “comfort, consolation,” Old High German trost “trust, fidelity,” German Trost “comfort, coâ¦See More
confidence: From mid-15c. as “reliance on one’s own powers, resources, or circumstances, self-assurance.” Meaning “certainty of a proposition or assertion, sureness with regard to a fact” is from 1550s.
Deconflation into series allows us to see the insane precision ofthe huge vocabulary in the english language
Decidability > Confidence(self) > Trust(other) > Belief(possibility) > Faith(religion-higher power, beyond ken)