Faith, to put it politely, is unjustified belief. To put it not so politely, faith is the deliberate jettisoning of reason and adult sensibilities. It is a form of organised insanity; a sanctioned madness that is (presently) promoted to the level of virtue. It is a neurosis, a delusion, a senselessness which adults are free to practice and pass onto children who’re powerless to recognise the farce or understand the disorder. This man wrapped in plastic on board an Israeli El Al plane has faith. This man wrapped in plastic (an ultra-orthodox Jewish Cohen presumably from the Lithuanian-Israeli Haredi community) is also full Hunter S. Thompson, out of his mind, assbackwards insane. The giant condom, apparently, is to protect him from the power-zapping effects of flying over graveyards; a serious no-no for Cohens determined to keep their magic high priestly powers intact and remain ritually pure.
Now let’s be perfectly frank: If religion were true there’d be no need for faith. Faith is religions (necessitated) self-defence mechanism and without it belief would simply crumble under the fallacy of its unsubstantiated claims. Religion knows this and that is why faith is promoted as a virtue whereby the faithful are rewarded for enduring what is called, “tests of faith.” That is to say, the faithful are encouraged to remain ignorant, for without ignorance belief would be impossible. Faith and evidentialism cannot coexist. If something can be believed based on evidence it cannot also be believed on faith, and yet faith is the cornerstone of all religion belief. They are antithetical. The minute evidence appears faith is cast aside in favour of evidence. Belief based on evidence is rational; it follows from the evidence and is justified by it. Conversely, belief without evidence (faith) is irrational and cannot be legitimised by reasonable human beings. Faith, therefore is purposefully regressive, anti-intellectual, obstruent, and is set up in such a way to work against reason… and in the final analysis it will ultimately end with a grown man sitting inside a giant condom.