True, all true. On a personal level I agree with you. I can't imagine a future where I would have faith.<quoted text>
I think reason and faith (being the basis of science and religion respectively) are at odds fundamentally. A person of faith could suspend their sense of reason in order to adhere to unreasonable claims, such as those found in the Bible. But I don't think it is possible for reason and faith to be active at the same time in a through process. At some point you are going to have to allow yourself to follow reason or you're going to have to make a choice not to.
And it isn't that reason disproves God or anything like that. The problem is that reason requires you to follow the evidence, wherever it leads. But faith requires you to believe something *regardless* of the evidence.
Nobody comes to Jesus Christ, for example, because of the evidence. Nobody.
It is actually antithetical to Christian faith to use to reason to find Christ. Particularly in the Protestant faiths. Both Calvin and Luther were pretty adamant that reason has jack-all to do with it. And the Bible contains passages telling you to basically ignore reason because it is a trick of the devil.
I'm just saying it is possible for people, through well practiced cognitive dissonance, to walk that high-wire (not to use reason to find Christ, but to shut reason out). And if that's what they choose to do, and as long as they aren't trying to convert people to do the same (or using my money to do it), then I'm fine with it.