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People in religion class

So the context of this story: Basically, our first semester of religion was based off of the overarching theme of “Is faith a noun or a verb (to Catholics)?” I tended to use the argument that since noun and verb apply to parts of speech, the actual word “faith” can only be considered a noun, and that a better question would be if (Catholic’s) faith was more passive or active. It’s now the second semester and I now have no one from my original class (even a different teacher!), and so we’re quickly summarizing some terms and ideas from last semester (including faith).

Story:

So, a couple of days ago, we were asked to define various terms in small groups. The word our group was assigned was faith. Since everyone else in the group seemed to have forgotten it, even though they’re all Christians, and it seems counter intuitive that I’m more knowledgeable about things in the class I pay the least attention in then they are, but whatever. So we are called on to give our definitions and so we have several definitions for each term on the projector, some of them clearly not what you would find in the dictionary such as:

Faith: v. A relationship with God. (Source: ???)

What have they been smoking? So to the guy in front of me who seems to totally agree with faith being verb I ask “How could faith be remotely considered a verb?” and he replies:

"Herp,derp. People can define words however they want. Herpa derpa." -Him

"So I can say ‘Hey, I faithed today,’ or ‘You should faith Zeus,’ and still have it be be grammatically correct?" -Me

"Obviously not. That’s improper grammar…" says he.

"Then how the hell can it be a verb?!" I exclaim.

"Well, faith is undefinable." he alleges.

"So if I look it up in the dictionary, the entry’ll read: Faith: v. undefinable?” I retaliate.

So he spews this bullshit: “Well, if you’re right why doesn’t she [our teacher] tell us to come up with definitions?” 

At this point, my only response is: 

Wow, just wow.

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