We have not lost “faith”. What is loss of faith, but the loss of hope? Have we ever lost hope for improvement? For better times? No, we have not. Has our faith been rewarded? No, it has not been rewarded, for we did not have faith, but knew, if only in vague terms, what we hoped for. Now hope is not action, but inaction. In a rational world, when does inactivity result in accomplishments? When there are “things not seen”, yet certain things are known? The supernatural perhaps? Fate?
By its nature, our experience and our knowledge will always trump the inactive faith. But what can we report of an active faith; of a “wait and see attitude”? Wisdom is justified by her children. Perhaps, we have at times placed our faith in our experience and our reasoning. Yet, there must be a faith, a faith that circumstances will improve and this faith can only be internal, not external; for if external, it is not faith.
We have been to the edge of the abyss, both in time and distance, as few others will experience. We can assign the avoidance of the abyss through either the supernatural or luck or fortune. What shall we say to our detractors? We lacked faith, but persevered and prospered? The will to power fills the deficiency of faith? Our Saturn influenced nature proved to be our salvation? Our willingness to endure, to endure beyond what was necessary or beneficial? Our unwavering earthy nature is what allowed us to overcome the trials of fire and water? “Es ist mein Wille...”
“Oh, no, but we believed, we believed.”