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 defined as a trust and/or belief in something that is not proven.

The value of delusion

Comparing the definitions of delusion/faith and virtue reveal a disconnect between the two. However, virtues are established by the greater culture and society, and in many cultures delusion/faith is deemed as a good and admirable quality. Delusion/faith, along with all virtues assert that they are inherently good and moral qualities. By definition, morality and goodness are distinct ontological concepts. A truly virtuous person must be balanced all their virtues; for if delusion/faith fully encompasses a person then ignorance and dogmatism will come about. In comparison, if a person is too prudent, then opportunities will be lost. Delusion/faith is an admirable property, not simply because it allows for things to go unexplained, but because it allows oneself to be humble and submit to questions that cannot be answered. A delusional/faithful person can find trust and security in things that cannot be answered in reality, and that is virtuous.

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