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Terry Goodkind — quote on Faith

Faith is a device of self-delusion, a sleight of hand done with words and emotions founded on any irrational notion that can be dreamed up. Faith is the attempt to coerce truth to surrender to whim. In simple terms, it is trying to breath life into a lie by trying to outshine reality with the beauty of wishes. Faith is the refuge of fools, the ignorant, and the deluded, not of thinking, rational men.

Terry Goodkind, “Chainfire” Chapt 48, pg 489

5 Responses to Terry Goodkind — quote on Faith

  1. Mark Joseph says:

    Awesome; already added to the Wikiquote page on faith.

  2. rickray1 says:

    Faith >The refuge of fools….. I love it!

  3. hoverfrog says:

    So true. I wonder why they don’t see it?

  4. Len says:

    Excellent quote.

  5. jay says:

    i completely agree with him. when i read that in the books for the first time i stopped and read it again 3 times… not believing that i had something in a FANTASY novel that struck so true.


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