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What is the difference between faith and gullibility?

Is it something to do with reasonable expectations? The amount of risk? Why is faith a virtue?

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ImRightOne

"Faith" sounds better. Otherwise, no difference.

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Faith- You believe in someone (something)
Gulible- You are easy to trick

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That1BadNovelist

You have believe and give somebody trust and believe that they aren't messing with you. I hope that helps.

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Faith to ME is holding on to something you EXPECT to happen eventually. Which can be pretty baseless at times. For in my opinion YOU are in control of your life. YOU make the decisions that shape it and the one's that determines where YOU END UP. Gullibility if you are referring to religion or something related to it, I think to those who believe gives them HOPE and FAITH by holding on to something that is of "higher power". It makes them let go and put their trust in a divine being that's supposed to be in control of their lives.

I'm not going to say or bash anyone with religious or non-religious views. We all have our own perspectives in life and I believe we all have the freedom to choose how we live our life. We all have our own illusions of what reality is and what it's not and as long as we don't judge and hurt each other to the point that mutual respect and compromise is disregarded then I believe we can live peacefully as humankind.

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I think they are interchangeable.

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Pretty much.
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Thanks, Dozy.
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"Faithful" and "gullible" are semantically identical. Neither are virtues, but hinderances.

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The difference is the context and value society puts at what one believes in. If it is a value society condones, say religious belief, you'd call it faith. If its a values I valued by society, say belief in a neighbor's story about alien abduction, you'd call it gullibility. In either way it's the belief without evidence. I'd say faith is a virtue depending on what you have faith in. By definition faith is belief without evidence. Gullibility is pretty much the same. The difference is in the eye of the beholder. I could say, e.g., how can Christians be so gullible and believe in virgin birth or resurrections. Yet Christians have full faith in them. You can of course construct your own examples.

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interesting. of course, Christians do not independently come up with the virgin birth, they are taught it. at some level, you place trust in the elders of the faith.
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Gullibility is not coming up with your own belief. It's believing in what others tell you.
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Pontes

Faith only cost you 10%...gullibility can cost you everything ;-)
faith is guided by a deeper understanding.
At the end of the day, no matter how much we struggle, we still stare into the maw of uncertainty. Faith comes when you have pushed yourself to your limit, you have expended your every resource trying to understand, and have finally reached your edge. Standing there, the next step you take is faith.

But many will never find this place. They will never push that far, and never fight that battle with themselves, but choose rather to walk in the shadow of any who says that they have. They are the gullible.

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Faith could lead to a wasted life.
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Faith is the substance of the things that we hope for...it could be good or evil.
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faith is an expectation of hope gullibility is not having it.

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Faith is a willful and concision decision to believe something that one has not witnessed, whereas gullibility subconsciously believes everything one hears, with no question or second thought to it's credibility,

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So one is ignorant, the other is wilfully ignorant?
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Yes, I think that is what Ethan is saying. It makes sense. Ethan's answer is well-written too.
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Faith is what you have in God
Gullibility is the total lack of faith.
You have to have faith in God or you will fall for anything.

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how does having faith in god make you not gullible? I have a lot of friends who are devout Christians-one's father is even a pastor-and they're extremely gullible
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In matters not what I believe or say to you, your not going to believe any thing I say anyway.
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Why are you on here, then?
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If we don't believe you, that means we aren't gullible?
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One starts with the 6th letter of the alphabet. The other starts with the 7th. One syllable vs. five. Uhhhhh. One's 5 letters, the other is 11 letters long. One is used to try and add a hint of nobility despite their synonymity.

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Faith is truth
gullibility is wishing

something doesn't come from nothing
God is the creator of matter

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a very fine line.

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