From man’s humble beginning, we have always had an intrinsic ability to place our faith into things that we just don’t quite understand. We explain our unexplainable actions and rationale on unseen inspiration. As we evolved as animals, mankind has been able to better justify their rationale by infusing theory, proof, and validation through investigation and research. At times, we do not relegate our best judgment to deductive reasoning and research. We go out on a limb and say, our rationale is based on divine inspiration. With this divine inspiration, we usually believe other people should blindly follow it with us. I am one that does not deny divine inspiration, but I would say that only the most spiritually intuitive people are divinely inspired. It just so happens that most “divinely” inspired people do not believe in the powers of good intuition. Furthermore, these individuals look down on the powers of intuition. Most of them believe intuition is of our sinful nature; therefore, it cannot be involved with divine inspiration. They believe divine inspiration needs to be fueled with faith in order to convince others to approve and support this inspiration.
This leads me to the reason I post this for your eyes. Faith is having confidence and trust in a belief that cannot be proven or a belief that is not based on a proof. Blind means unwilling or unable to perceive or understand. Combine blindness with faith, and you have the ugliest creation conjured in a man’s head- Blind Faith. Blind Faith is a double dose of ignorance. It causes more mistakes than are deemed humanly possible. People in their slothful behavior would rather guess a solution, instead of properly trying to solve a problem through deductive reasoning. A little bit of knowledge causes a lot of damage. Nonetheless, a whole lot of ignorance causes irreversible damage. Peep the story.
One of my brothers told me that his minister told the congregation that he had a vision to do missions in Thailand to shutdown sweatshops. He asked his church to place their blind faith in him because this vision came from God Almighty. This church went to Thailand and had female sweatshops closed down. They celebrated that God led them to free these poor little girls in Thailand. However, these little girls needed to work in order to support their families, so they went into the booming sex industry. These girls are no longer working 12 hours at five dollars a day, which isn’t a lot in Thai baht to working 24 hours a day at three dollars a day as a sex-slave to a disease-infested sadistic perverse foreigner. The church did not realize that some of these factories were created not to just exploit the people as cheap labor, but a means to safely keep the women off the streets. Historically, every patriarchal society has underpaid women, so why would Thailand be any different? This minister’s main issue was that the women were so much more underpaid than the men working in the fields that it would be in the best interest of the women to not work if they are not being paid the same wages as the men fainting under the Thai sun in the fields. If he was really concerned with underpaid women, then he wouldn’t have to look any further than his church congregation. But, he had blind faith that God told him to go into Thailand with no International Development skills or industry development skills to solve the problem. It is always the church’s burden to help people deemed important to health through blind faith and divine inspiration. The church misanalysed the problem. The problem isn’t that the factories existed, it is that they were maintained at sweatshop levels. The church should of went into Thailand to improve the working conditions of the factories and the living conditions of the people according to their needs assessment and lifestyle. Instead, they eliminated one problem to create an even worse problem. To make matters worse, the minister feels no obligation to correct the new problem of these women entering the sex industry because God did not give him a vision to stop eliminate the sex industry! What a crackpot! Who in the world creates a problem and refuses to solve it because they did not get divine inspiration. What happened to the blind faith this minister had to help these people? Does it stop after so-called solving a problem to birth an even worse problem?
I’m not saying faith is a bad thing. We need faith in order to achieve what has not been achieved. For example, we believe that if we live a healthy life, then we will have a reduction in health problems. We have faith in our ability to attain success, wealth, and happiness in a world that doesn’t share much of them. However, this faith is based on some fact, some proof, some evidence, something that is given to us that validates our assumptions. However, blind faith is deadly and dangerous.
In short, I believe blind faith kills the innocent while allowing the guilty to feel guiltless. Those that lead a life based on blind faith will never be innocent.