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

    • Fandango June 7, 2017 / 9:53 pm

      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. JoAnna June 7, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    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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    • Fandango June 7, 2017 / 10:01 pm

      So if common sense tells you not to believe in something, but faith tells you not to trust your common sense, then for you, faith trumps common sense. Interesting.

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  2. Kijo June 13, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    “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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    • Fandango June 13, 2017 / 1:23 pm

      Actually, I wonder if faith is not the ultimate definition of naivete.


      • Kijo June 13, 2017 / 3:30 pm

        I equate faith to knowledge + action e.g. you see the immovable mountain and envision the mountain pass.


  3. LindaGHill June 13, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    I think faith is where doubt is squashed by common sense. … does that make sense? 😛 Anyway, thanks so much for joining in! Sorry it took me so long to visit.

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    • Fandango June 13, 2017 / 10:07 pm

      Hmm. Doubt is squashed by common sense, huh? It does, but I’m not sure I’d call that “faith.”

      No problem about taking a while to visit. At least you did visit! 👌

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