"Faith Moves Mountains"

I occasionally think some rather odd things. Today, that seems to involve deeply analyzing old sayings and proverbs. In doing so, I may have stumbled upon something somewhat profound.

Contrary to the old saw, 'faith' doesn't really move mountains. It occurs to me however, that a vast army of dedicated slaves can and does move mountains, and 'faith' is a really great way to build a vast army of dedicated slaves!

So maybe there really is a kernel of truth in this one...

About the Author

Despite a decade of Catholic school, I have never been a believer. I guess I was just born without the gene! Nevertheless, I've always tried to explore others' ideas and practices, on the theory that just because you can't use one part of a product, it doesn't mean you have to throw the whole thing away.
 
I spent over a decade traveling the world, and I've lived in both Europe and the US. I've read the Bible, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Koran. I've studied engineering, yoga, martial arts, shooting sports, and ballroom dancing. What I've discovered is that a) spirituality is just a spooky sounding word for any of a number of methods for learning about yourself and your mind, and b) whatever word you use, doing so is the single most important thing in learning to be happy.
 
My blog, The Passionate Rationalist (http://www.societyofreason.com/devoutrationalist) is dedicated to my thoughts both on gaining self-knowledge and using your mind to eliminate misunderstanding and delusion.