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"Faith" Is A Fine Invention

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"Faith" is a fine invention
When Gentlemen can see—
But Microscopes are prudent
In an Emergency.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Yvonne Dueno 10 January 2012

faith is a tool much like a microscope...

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Alex Smith 25 February 2013

This is an anti religious poem. She is calling faith an 'invention' i.e. something made up by people - a technology. In particular, it is an invention used by 'Gentlemen' or the establishment support their version of the 'truth'. While religion may be a useful 'tool', if you actually want to find the truth of something, especially if its important, then science / actual observation is required.

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Penny Qian 05 August 2012

Faith is a fine invention, the man who is gentle can see it while the one who is a logic machine can not see it.... it is a invention, fine, to test people's attitudes In an emergency.

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Judy Zirt 08 February 2011

Faith is believing in something you can't see. When it really matters though (an emergency) it is very difficult to go on faith alone. 'Microscopes are prudent...' we need to see it in order to believe it.

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* Sunprincess * 06 January 2014

............when gentlemen can see faith is a fine invention... ............in an emergency microscopes are prudent... .................I believe she means people only believe what they see... ....................so microscopes are necessary for proving what is unseen..

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That's why she had become world famous. She wrote many many short poems, with her definite statement in it. Most imporrtant for Lit. students to study her poems which must be pondered about. Indeed! Great words!

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Harley White 11 May 2021

Yes...

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Dr Dillip K Swain 11 May 2021

Great.......................................!

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MAHTAB BANGALEE 25 January 2021

Faith is the fine arts of God's creations!

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Stitch879 20 October 2020

Well wrote, shows what you need right now (faith) in this pandemic

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