It’s a part of a family of internet discourse styles. Rules of debate have morphed and changed over time as all things do although it’s mostly unchanged from Usenet days, except perhaps the Fallacy list has grown exponentially and the informals are de facto formalized now and always growing.

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Faith is a term that never ‘clicked’ with me and “belief’ also leaves me with a “what does that really mean?” feeling. I understand hope. There’s some future event that you hope comes to pass, so you make plans and do things to work towards it in some way and hope everybody else does their part too. So, for me it’s goal oriented with lag. But faith or belief as stand-alone concept no matter how many ways I’ve seen them described, always leaves me a little empty. Trust, I get. You can measure trust and refine it. It has parameters and metrics to work with. Faith and belief though… I dunno, were always hollow.

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It’s not the same though. It depends where someone is raised, what value systems inform them, if they’re worldly or provincial, etc. For example, an Asian raised in the USA that goes to US public schools has no excuse for racism just as a white person that goes to US public schools has no excuse because the surrounding culture informs them.

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