Originally Posted by mattsmith48
Faith and religion isn't the same thing religion is believing in a supernatural being that created the universe and/or humans without any evidence. Faith is having confidence or trust in a person or thing. .
sorry, can't agree with that.
Faith is the base of every religion. Religion is what it is so called an extended belief, e.g. if personal beliefing extends to a common faith and it is marked with all the attributes of a social life of an society.
And as I've written above, it's really irrelevant whether a the center of an extended belief/religion is a being like God or any non-personal ideals.
If the core of faith (whether it's personal or expanded to an religion) gets an elevation in the lifes and experiences of it's believers ... means if it's more worth than the fate of any individual believers
... than any kind of idealism occupies the position of a religion.