Just yesterday I had a conversation with a student of mine about faith.
“You don’t see God, right?” I asked her. She said no. “Right. So you’re being asked to believe in something in which there is absolutely no proof. What is that?”
It’s faith, guys.
Religious or not, whatever you believe in may ask for a leap of faith to hold that belief. u/GentleBoneCrusher recently asked Reddit:
“What are you 100% certain is true despite having no evidence to confirm or disprove your belief?”
And we gathered the best 20 responses for you.
1. He’s still out there
That my dad might be alive. He supposedly died in 2009. He was a huge paranoid conspiracy theorist to the point where he would bury his money, planted bushes to hide behind incase the government had a shoot off with him, and at one point thought we all had been replaced by clones. The only people who saw his body are one of my aunts and my grandma who had Alzheimer’s. They told us he was cremated and at the funeral there was no coffin, no urn, all there was was a black and white photo from when he was 10 (he was born in the 50’s). I’ve yet to see his urn or death certificate and it’s been 12 years. He had connections to people who could have easily helped him fake his death, he also had the money to do this. People have also supposedly seen him in Indiana (they took a picture and tbh the guy looks just like him only a bit older, same hunchback, same tattoo on his leg, and he even walked with the same little limp)
My border collie is waiting for me in heaven.
3. I need to see the paperwork
Mini M&Ms taste much better than regular sized ones..
4. Big Macs
Big Mac keeps getting smaller.
Lately, Disney has been trying to revive the old “steamboat Willy“ version of Mickey Mouse through merchandise and new cartoons drawn in the old fashion that nobody really asked for. I think they are doing all of that deliberately so that they can try to fight the scheduled copyright expirations on their old cartoons.
6. The dog knew
Our dog knew my wife was pregnant before she did. Normally she was a sweet and lazy lovable dumbass who would hang out with whoever wasn’t moving. (The dog, not the wife) Then one day, she decided she wasn’t going to leave my wife’s side. She wasn’t aggressive, but she wasn’t going anywhere either. Followed her everywhere for a few weeks, then spousal unit started getting sick, and went to the doctor, and the doctor said “Lets check the obvious”…
And now I have an eight year old daughter, and that dog is her constant companion.
7. Malicious intent
A supervisor changed my days off at the last minute without telling me in an attempt to get me fired for attendance.
I’m convinced that theme parks/fairs/carnivals pay people to walk around with giant prizes to make the games look more winnable and convince more people to play.
9. Good at what I do
I’m being pushed aside for leadership roles at my company because I’m a good reliable worker and they have a shortage of those.
10. Hot Pockets
The big hot pockets from a convenient store have different fillings than the small ones from the grocery store. I swear they taste different.
That the leader of Scientology killed his wife and burned the body. And bribed the police to get away with it.
Software updates at the end of a product lifetime will brick the device.
13. Lying co-worker
My co-worker lies about her medical conditions.
She lies that she has seizures, and while I can’t prove it, I know it’s a lie because she’ll drive the same day that she claims to have a seizure.
Any time you mention any medical condition, she has it and it’s worse than your case.
She has mentioned having toxic shock syndrome, colitis, and a bunch of other things I can’t recall at the moment. One day we were talking about Autism, and she mentioned that her 22 y.o. daughter (who also happens to work with us) was diagnosed as a child. A few days later the daughter casually mentioned that she had found out just recently that she’s Autistic. I wanted to tell her that she only JUST found out because her mom just recently made that shit up.7.8kReply
Coke/soft drinks taste better in glass bottles than plastic.
15. Poor Wendy
That my sweet, innocent, shy dog is a diabolical mastermind who creates scenarios that get my hyperactive dog into trouble in order to maintain his “favorite” title among friends and family. I’ve seen some things. Poor Wendy.
DeflateGate was intentionally spurred on by the NFL to distract from concussion lawsuits and domestic violence headlines.
17. Black Friday Sales
I am convinced that the electronics items sold at steep discounts on Black Friday are the ones that don’t test as well at the factory. Like, when they do quality control tests, the ones that rate 90% or whatever are the ones that are tagged and sent out for Black Friday sales.
18. The Real Conspiracy
That incompetence and self interest is responsible for most of the bad shit that happens in world politics rather than conspiracies.
Phone and internet providers start out solid and overtime purposefully make the product worse to encourage you to upgrade.
Facebook used the outage as an opportunity to delete any emails, memos, or other work product that would be incriminating in the event of a subpoena.
Employees were locked out of the buildings.