At some point, anyone has thought about or will think about the possibility that there is something above us. At a first glance, faith in anything supernatural seems absurd. Faith seems to only make some inexplicable statements that are then believed to be true. Usually it is nothing one would define as wrong (though that sometimes happens too), the problematic points of faith are rather in something that I will call the backstory.
Every faith has some kind of explanation, as to why should we follow the rules that are usually similar in the core. And because, as the history teaches us, human is not a rational being and most of us are not really great with logic, so there is hardly any sign of a philosophy like that of the X. All of the nonsense, the explanations of any picture. All of this only to paint a picture that has a simple message. All of this easily manipulable backstory just waiting to be attacked and in this way making the whole argument about something entirely redundant. Something that was created for common folk, because they are all simple. Or that is what the great thinkers of the past came up with.
I find it simple to deny faith. What I find difficult is then to find a reason to live. If nothing matters, and the only thing that keeps you from doing wrong to people you do not agree with are terrestrial sanctions that would be put upon you, then why bother? Why are there people in jail for life, why do they keep living?
The answer is selfishness. We have our life, we can do what we want, nothing else matters, other people are here to be exploited for our gain. Lets love and be loved, lets fuck and get fucked, lets enjoy and lets not look back at what is left behind. This is the joy. And if you do not see this as evil, then let me explain it to you.
Firstly you might not believe there is evil and good. Lets say that good is that which leads to more overall benefit. Bad is the opposite and evil is terminally bad. Bad in a sense that it has potential to not only decrease overall benefit, but also to sweep humanity from the face of the Earth. In an example, look at Global warming. Nothing that bad was done, we believed. But with the wish for higher quality of life, for the new phone and tons of clothes we hurt the nature. Though it will likely hurt us even more. And it was greed, this selfishness of each of us, the Civilization.
If humanity is supposed to survive, we will have to control our selfishness. A way to do that is through Faith. Have faith in anything, in God, gods, karma, whatever, or in the X…
Faith is essential to preserving life in long-term view.