I am asked ample a times, Are you theist or atheist? Perhaps my answer is not important here. The question on faith has very public consequence in most cultures. Perhaps we can think of many reasons, ‘Why faith matters?’,and I have faith my thoughts on them that likely to get me in trouble. I may be immature to say if faith is not a choice of many, because we believe what our parents believed. I am not saying this is not fine, but it raises several vital questions – had we believed what everyone in history did, we would be in still Homo sapien (great ape) still trying to understand about the fire. If this not true, then evolution is majorly depended on ‘Religious Faith’ (also known as tradition). We are part of social entity and traditions are responsible for the formation of society, families, cultures and nations. It is evident that there is thin hairline difference between culture and religion, this implies traditions and cultural are entity of religion. We have been doing since ages, what our parents did, from celebration of birthday to mourning of death. There is a strong reason for this, it’s a way for us to connect.
This alarms us a need of separation between culture and religion to explore their own beliefs. A name comes to my mind is Basava (also known as Guru Basava or Basaweshwara) was a philosopher and social reformer. He cared about to explore a new belief, which is scary. We tend to avoid these risks to avoid questions, or to pretend and keep your beliefs to yourself.
Stay tuned to see if Faith can be useful?