Faith is a good thing.
According to the bible, “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the
evidence of things not seen”. Faith is
very necessary in life, because sometimes you have to believe in something
before it actually manifests in the physical universe. Anyone with a dream needs to have faith.
The United States was founded upon Judeo Christian values. Thousands of men and women have made the ultimate sacrifice so that U.S. citizens may worship how they see fit. Faith in a greater power and self reflection is an important part of who we are. Quite simply, it makes the quality of life better for everyone involved and makes the world a better place.
To have faith someone to believe that they can achieve something is a wonderful thing and can inspire us to do better and be better people.
But religious fait is a bit different. "Faith is the strong belief in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual conviction rather than proof."
No one should believe in something without proof. Especially when there is hard evidence that points in the other direction.
And this religious faith can lead to awful things. It can lead to child rape, people flying into buildings, stoning gay people, burning flags from other countries and brainwashing children. This kind of faith is awful. And should be supported. We should allow believe things with evidence that supports it.