There are lots of posts about faith today since Jim West let out his broadside against who knows who. Joel takes up James. Ken writes (independent of the stimulus) on Romans. Mike and Tim take on a response to Jim directly.
It is not possible to please God without faith - but hey - who knows what faith someone else is pursuing? Arguing about postulates is hardly faith. One's faith is proven by what one does. A reliable scholar is faithful in his or her field as a disciplined performer of music. Who knows indeed what one is given to do? I left a few comments around on these posts. The pot is stirred. The stirstick according to Duane is defective. I stir it anyway - maybe someone else with clearer sight will respond also.