"Person of Faith," that truly grating phrase
Dear Person of Faith:
What really, really grates about that phrase "person of faith" (or "people of faith") is that:
(a) All we have to go on is your word that you're faithful. There's no way to prove it, one way or the other. And there are plenty of self-proclaimed "people of faith" who are clearly enabling evil, if not evil themselves. Cf. Matthew 6:5. Maybe you're one of them?
But more deeply, (b) if we take all your God-talk seriously -- after the Bush administration I no longer do -- it's up to God, God alone, not you, to weigh the nature and reality of your faith.
So, surprise, it's all about you!
Yours in The Representative(s) on Earth, If Any, Of The God(s) of Your Choice, If Any,
P.S. And Happy Holidays!