But Damien, religion/god is a personal experience, one could not understand or explain without seeking, it’s more than faith it’s a relationship.
Okay you seem to like to lie to yourself I guess, faith is a relationship with non reality, and if feeling things where real what does that mean when thousands of very different religions all say they feel something thus it is true?
The folly of faith and its use as a method to truth or knowledge has been a great unreason, which has plagued humanity for thousands of years.
Faith is like an emotion or wishful-thinking that gives strong belief, confidence, or trust without the needed evidence to validate it and if there was such evidence that was valid, faith would simply not be required. Faith, while claiming to attach to hope, is more rightly connected or motivated by some form of fear and especially for the control of the present or hope to control some afterlife aspect.
The flaws in all afterlife beliefs are that they wrongly believe humans are not natural but contain magic or supernatural, which they clearly do not. Fear and the believed need for faith has been a motivation because humans for thousands of years have assumed that they have a magical spirit or supernatural soul that will survive the body after death where science demonstrates this is ludicrous. These magical faith beliefs provided the structure to create countless religions that developed into different branches of the same tree of lies.
What is faith anyway?
I am against faith which as a philosophy is called “Fideism”
The word fideism comes from fides, the Latin word for faith, and literally means “faith-ism.”
“Fideism” is the name given to that school of thought—to which holds that faith is in some sense independent of, if not outright adversarial toward, reason.
In contrast to the more rationalistic thinking, fideism holds—or at any rate appears to hold—that reason is unnecessary and inappropriate for the exercise and justification of religious belief.
“Fideism” is thus to be understood not as a synonym for “religious belief,” but as denoting a particular philosophical account of faith’s appropriate jurisdiction vis-a-vis that of reason.
“fideism” as “the exclusive or basic reliance upon faith alone, accompanied by a consequent disparagement of reason and utilized especially in the pursuit of philosophical or religious truth.” The fideist therefore “urges reliance on faith rather than reason, in matters philosophical and religious,” and therefore may go on to disparage the claims of reason. The fideist seeks truth, above all: and affirms that reason cannot achieve certain kinds of truth, which must instead be accepted only by faith.
By Damien Marie AtHope