Faith, its a dirty word to me, its like something people use to fill in the blanks, where huge gaps exist, thats ok, we will fill it with faith, and everything will be ok. In my view, Creator and aspects of, are much too important to take on faith, we have Bani, which if anything should be used to replace faith with fact. So I started thinking of when it all began, 1699, Guru Gobind Singhji asked for 5 heads, and 5 men stood up. Was the Guru testing their faith? It all starts to get a bit Abrahamic here, is it a bit like god asking for human sacrifice? Is it a case of 'jump of that cliff and you get a reward for blindly following', I do not really think that anything can seriously be learned from that, and of course, the Guru is not the Creator, and he was very keen for us to remember that, and given the presence of the Guru Granth Sahibji around that time, the tenth master must have realised that a point needed to be made, and in a dramatic way, to ensure that the 11th Guru held firm for eternity. In my view, it was his word, and ultimately the words contained in the SGGS that he wished us to follow, to trust, not to have 'faith' in, in fact to have no faith at all, but complete and utter confidence, I may have some faith that someone will bring me chocolate today, but I have complete and utter confidence that there is a Creator, only one, that it is timeless, and that it stands for the truth, and in me, for truthful living. I find those that say they have faith, to be, in essence, admitting that they have blanks in their thinking, any comments appreciated!