an article of faith

an article of faith

something that is accepted as being true The importance of a balanced budget had become an article of faith among conservatives.
See also: article, faith, of

an article of faith

something that someone believes very strongly without thinking about whether it could be wrong It was an article of faith with Mona that everything she used should be recycled.
See also: article, faith, of
References in classic literature ?
The Bible," said Aramis, "make our belief in them a law; the ghost of Samuel appeared to Saul, and it is an article of faith that I should be very sorry to see any doubt thrown upon, Porthos.
Perhaps this is the reason why it is an article of faith with the servants, handed down from race to race, that the departed Tisher was a hairdresser.
After all, for lo these many years, it has been an Article of Faith that NH is and will always be John McCain country.
Independence is an article of faith for the nationalist zealots.
It is an article of faith that there is absolutely no compulsion in matters of religion - people are free to choose any faith or no faith at all - it is for God to judge them, not men on earth playing God.
It is an article of faith among gun owners that one of the contributing factors in the rise of the Third Reich and the Holocaust was the confiscation of privately owned firearms.
He said that the RSS has been consistent in stating that it has no role to play in the allegations that are being cast on leaders of its sister wings, and added that it has been an article of faith with the RSS that any individual or organisation indulging in any kind of illegal activity should be subjected to an impartial probe, and thos found guilty, should be punished.
This is an article of faith, rooted in those magnificent words of St.
They simply assert, as an article of faith, that "there is no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke.
Mr Rosser says he is avoiding theology, but a Nobel Prize winning scientist states: "We all believe, as an article of faith, that life evolved from dead matter on this planet.
The supposed threat of human civilization against a fragile Earth has become an article of faith, especially in the realm of global warming activism.
It is an article of faith in some circles that since the Reagan-era rise of conservatism in national politics, the rich have gotten richer and the poor poorer.
It's an article of faith among the Religious Right that the only way to decrease sexual activity among teenagers is through programs that preach abstinence until marriage.
It becomes an article of faith that everything will be all right on the night - but that faith is just a little bit wobbly
Add to all this the custom of the Church, from time immemorial, of offering Masses for the deceased and "for the souls of the faithful departed" and we cannot but conclude that the doctrine of the existence of Purgatory is an article of Faith.