an article of faith

an article of faith

Something that one believes strongly, whether or not it is actually true. My mother takes it as an article of faith that the government is always right and should never be questioned. In prep school, it is taken as an article of faith that everyone must go on to college.
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an article of faith

a firmly held belief.
Article is here used in the sense of ‘a statement or item in a summary of religious belief’.
1994 Paul Ormerod The Death of Economics It is an article of faith in orthodox economics that free trade between nations is wholly desirable.
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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."
I do not judge you; I have not weighed you in the scales of Reason and found you Perfection--it is simply an article of faith. But I must confess one sin against you--I love you.
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.
ISLAMABAD -- The Senate of Pakistan Friday passed a unanimous resolution reaffirming its strong commitment to the freedom of press and expression, calling it an article of faith for every democracy.
ISLAMABAD -- The Senate of Pakistan on Friday passed a unanimous resolution reaffirming its strong commitment to the freedom of press and expression, calling it an article of faith for every democracy.
people Brexit an article is the promised will deliver better Jon Hunt Tabling the motion, Coun Hunt said: "For many people Brexit has become an article of faith, it is the promised land that will deliver something better.
'The turban to a Sikh is an article of faith that represents honour, self-respect, courage, self-confidence, spirituality and piety,' he said in a statement.
'It is an article of faith with me that the Kashmiris' struggle for self-determination will inspire the future generations and will be taught as a legend in the history books.
US President Donald Trump now has a team that reflects his political instincts and the priority he attaches to putting "America First." This will almost certainly mean US withdrawal from the nuclear agreement with Iran, an article of faith with both Mike Pompeo and John Bolton.
She noted that for the Indian government, strategic cooperation with Afghanistan is an article of faith, which has a spiritual and civilisation connect.
Because some in the government-not all-are into crime smuggling of rice, smuggling of everything, smuggling of airplanes and on, and we just cannot- I hold it as an article of faith. I said that no progress can ever happen to this country with these things around.
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.
FACING flak over the controversial remarks made by senior Congress leader Janardhan Dwivedi on caste- based reservations, party president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday sought to end the " reservation debate" by declaring that extending " reservation to scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and OBC is an article of faith".