At present the „ faith phenomenon" has become a theme of world media, because we all live in an age in which the more events happen the less technically controlabile they are, irrational and threatening existance: tsunami, droughts, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, bird flu, AIDS, terror, fear and fear of attack.A strike at confindence which previous societies have invested it in divine wisdom and obedience, and that those present have it in science and technology, or, better said, had.
In case, for one reason or another, the control of our modern world is lost, an energetic Blackout casts 8 U.S. federal states and Canada in a deep atavistic, an inexplicable collapse of stock market shakes down our economic foundations, when diabolical murrains burst impossible to be possessed by high-tech medicine, well, then faith in a rational control of the world is lost.
So the prophecy at the beginning of the last century according to which the progressive development of science, the rationalization and bureaucracy would lead to a "debunking of the world" has not happened.
Thus, faith deals today in a climax of the knowledge society, a very important agenda on culture and world science.With the development of apparent knowledge , its apparent antithesis,faith, also increases. Or, in other words, as we think we know more, we believe much less in knowledge.
Religion is the common and traditional religious behavior; religiosity, on the contrary, is an individual spiritual experience.
Different flowers of spirituality develop more than ever.Later modernism is a supermarket of the many offers of faith and salvation.Today, everyone can have their own heavenly empire without having a conflict with an institution. Man doesn’t seek refuge anymore only in the shelter of a protective deity, but also in his faith in several posibilities: in buddhist reincarnation, in evangelic charisma and positive thinking, in angels, wizards and oracles.
To reveal religiosity as a intellectual subjective structure , American psychology professor William James proposed the " search of original experiences," which inspires all believers and all religions.Only after that can the following question be asked: what is the basis of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism , Hinduism, Confucianism, , Sikhism, shintoismului, animism and natural religions?
Using the lowest common denominator, namely religiosity.And an anthropological basic constant: why does man believe?
Even if social assumptions have changed, valuable judgments were scattered and there were all sorts of revolutions, but the decisive fact remains that faith never disappeared itself.