The term "faith" is no stranger to religious discourse.
I must admit, I have never really understood nor identified with this term (even when I was a believer). In fact, I find it to be a very unsatisfying term. This is, in part, due to the level of ambiguity associated with its usage. What does this term really mean? For instance, sometimes "faith" refers to a religion. Other times it refers to a type of trust. Still other times it is used to indicate some strange and mysterious truth filter.
So, I would like to know, what is "faith" to you? How do you define it? Along with a definition, why is faith valuable?