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article of faith

n. pl. articles of faith
A very basic belief not to be doubted.

article of faith

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1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity any of the clauses or propositions into which a creed or other statement of doctrine is divided
2. a deeply held belief
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Noun1.article of faith - (Christianity) any of the sections into which a creed or other statement of doctrine is divided
Christian religion, Christianity - a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
dogma, tenet - a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof
2.article of faith - an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence
belief - any cognitive content held as true
amateurism - the conviction that people should participate in sports as a hobby (for the fun of it) rather than for money
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This hath been strongly urged in defence of Homer's miracles; and it is perhaps a defence; not, as Mr Pope would have it, because Ulysses told a set of foolish lies to the Phaeacians, who were a very dull nation; but because the poet himself wrote to heathens, to whom poetical fables were articles of faith. For my own part, I must confess, so compassionate is my temper, I wish Polypheme had confined himself to his milk diet, and preserved his eye; nor could Ulysses be much more concerned than myself, when his companions were turned into swine by Circe, who showed, I think, afterwards, too much regard for man's flesh to be supposed capable of converting it into bacon.
d'Artagnan, and that your words have all been to me so many articles of faith."
The last two clauses of these articles of faith appealed to the ruffians so strongly that they would have subscribed to anything, even daily mass, and a bath, had that been necessary to admit them to the service of Norman of Torn.
Lothario then went on to say, "It seems to me, Anselmo, that thine is just now the temper of mind which is always that of the Moors, who can never be brought to see the error of their creed by quotations from the Holy Scriptures, or by reasons which depend upon the examination of the understanding or are founded upon the articles of faith, but must have examples that are palpable, easy, intelligible, capable of proof, not admitting of doubt, with mathematical demonstrations that cannot be denied, like, 'If equals be taken from equals, the remainders are equal:' and if they do not understand this in words, and indeed they do not, it has to be shown to them with the hands, and put before their eyes, and even with all this no one succeeds in convincing them of the truth of our holy religion.
The turban is one of the most important and symbolic articles of faith for Sikhs, and you're selling it as a fashion accessory to make money?
These five Ks are not just symbols, but articles of faith that collectively form the external identity of the Khalsa.
Saying that Sikhs cannot tolerate that any movie star or the film itself shows the Sikh tenants or articles of faith in a bad light, Sirsa further added, "Sikh Guru Sahiban have given enough power and strength to the Sikhs to fight with such situations if they arise in their life."
The parade marks the month of Vaisakhi which celebrates the 350th anniversary of the birth of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, founder of the Sikh warrior community who introduced the five articles of faith that Khalsa Sikhs wear at all times.
It will be to Britain's credit if it can find a firm, expansive middle ground with China because this could be the only way to ensure that economic benefits, trade enhancement and cultural osmosis will become mutually rewarding articles of faith in the long run.
Religious Education in Thirteenth-Century England: The Creed and Articles of Faith
My latest release is Articles of Faith - it tries to show the quie t courage of those who survived the Clydebank Blitz and how their faith sustains them, or causes them to act the wa y they did.