Faith is the belief in something despite not having proof, or having proof to the contrary of the fact in which you believe. Faith relies not on facts, but on trust in that which you believe to ultimately justify the belief you gave to it. Faith is not only something to be found in religion. For example, a relationship takes faith, on both ends; if one is unfaithful, the relationship is meaningless to them, and therefore, the relationship as a whole means nothing, if one does not have faith in their partner, the relationship is also pointless. The truth is, faith terrifies us. It requires absolute trust, and more than that, trust in something other than ourselves. Deep down, we are all afraid of being made to look like fools, and faith takes the risk even higher, because with true faith, we have no problem sharing our faith with others, whether it be in God, Buddha, Mohammed, or Scientology.
"ya gotta have faith, man, otherwise, what's the point of living? you can't even walk down the street without the faith that a meteorite won't come an' cave yer skull in." -the hobo outside my appartment-
"wow, greg, that's...really profound." - me-
"thanks man... got a joint?" -Greg-