Imaria (imaria) wrote in thequestionclub,
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Faith?

As an atheist who does not believe in God, but logically has an open mind and realizes it could actually go either way:

For those who have some sort of spirituality or religion, what is it that gives you your faith in whatever it is you believe?

I have been told before by some that their beliefs cannot be proven, but that leads me to become confused in that something must be telling you to believe rather than not, even if it's a feeling and not a fact. It doesn't need to be something tangible; even a general description of a sensation of direction would be helpful in understanding the choices people make.

EDIT: I would like to thank everyone for their wonderful replies. I joined this community hoping for just such a reaction: asking the same thing anywhere else, including my own journal, would usually degrade into religious arguments or such. For the first time, I feel as if I'm begininng to come to an understanding about people's faith, and I appreciate everyone's help with that.
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