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Take anything on faith

Posted by Bob on November 30, 2002

In Reply to: Take anything on faith posted by Miri on November 30, 2002

: I would like to know the exact meaning of the following: "We can't take anything on faith anymore".
: The whole sentence is: "the government doesn't have a clue about how to get the terrorism situation under control. *We can't take anythingon faith anymore".

: to my understanding it is: we cannot trust words anymore.
: I'll be most grateful to anyone who answers.
: thanks - Miri

To take something "on faith" is to accept without question, without proof, without evidence.
And since I live in the U.S., I can never take anything my government says on faith, since they keep appointing untrustworthy people, like Henry Kissinger (the unindicted war criminal) in charge of sensitive national security matters.