One-Liner Wednesday — Faith and Common Sense

faith verses common sense

“Faith is believing in something when common sense tells you not to.”

Do you believe that the message presented on this church sign is accurate? Is that how you would define faith? Must one suspend common sense in order to have faith?

Personally, I’ll take common sense every time.

This is my entry into today’s “One-Liner Wednesday” prompt from Linda G. Hill.



9 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesday — Faith and Common Sense”

    1. Thanks for your comment, Mary. I’ll grant you that faith and common sense are on different planes, but which is higher is certainly a question that can be — and has been — up for debate through the ages.

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  1. I believe there can be some overlap between faith and common sense. For example, my belief in God has helped me through tough times again and again, therefore, it’s logical that God will be there for me in the future. Faith is bigger than common sense and can include common sense.

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  2. “believing in something when common sense tells you not to”

    I would call that DENIAL, not FAITH.

    Some people confuse common sense with wilful naivete.

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