Faith is a virtue

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Definition of faith and virtue

A virtue, as defined by the Random House Dictionary, is a particular moral excellence,or a good or admirable quality or property.

The meaning of faith, from the same dictionary, can be summed up in one word: belief.


The value of faith

Comparing the definitions of faith and virtue reveal a lack of association between the two. Those who say that faith is a virtue assert

that faith is a good and moral quality, but, by definition, morality and goodness are not necessary for faith. In fact, in many cases, having

faith requires a person to believe that morally corrupt actions are in fact good, and ignoring one's conscience for the sake of religious belief is never a virtue.

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