FAITH is humanity, unencumbered.
FAITH is a box of toothpicks, and it is necessary.
We believe what we see, what can be proven, and what has been passed down.
The rest of life, death, and the universe is understood through belief structures that
(1) are passed down (religion, superstition, covenants),
(2) created en mass (cults, new age beliefs, politics), or
(3) via the individual (ideologies, choices, meditation).
This is done to bring us comfort, and a sense of understanding of the 'unknown' factors that exist in our world. We are driven by both fear and tradition to FAITH, and in some cases these ideas are needs.
They are the stilts upon which we build our homes, with our foundations and our families firmly settled upon them, where we expect them to remain strong, and unwavering.
Toothpicks. Both as frail and as strong as they are necessary, and universal.
And with the Gods of others, many will pick their teeth.