The definition I used was from the Oxford English dictionary, and there was no sign of a special definition relating to religious faith simply because there isn't one. You have just made one up to suit your prejudice.
People adopt a religious faith for many reasons and in many ways. C S Lewis who was a well known intellect of his time did so reluctantly as he found himself unable to avoid the conclusion that God must exist. In fact his book The Screwtape Letters is a deeply profound yet profoundly familiar story about the battle between good and evil at a deeply personal level.
That's what I said but I was shot down.
Dictionaries do not define words just state meaning in common usage. It lacks a necessary sophistication to mistakenly think faith in science and faith in a god amount to the same thing but in different subjects. What is the word used in relation to religious faith, "blind" is it?
CS Lewis also wrote about monsters living in wardrobes. You will also find that Lewis started from the assumption that Jesus Christ was real as was his actions and his writings seethe with non sequiter and also belief in demons.
" That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic—on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg—or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God.".
Another definition of faith.“Faith is the surrender of the mind, it's the surrender of reason, it's the surrender of the only thing that makes us different from other animals. It's our need to believe and to surrender our skepticism and our reason, our yearning to discard that and put all our trust or faith in someone or something, that is the sinister thing to me. ... Out of all the virtues, all the supposed virtues, faith must be the most overrated” Christopher Hitchens.
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