The Faith Complex: Faith and Death

This gallery portrays two polar emotions of Elie Wiesel in his novel, Night.

Faith is purely subject to how much a person wants to believe. You can tell them your opinion a hundred times over, you can shove their face in the belief and hope it sticks, but in the end, if that person does not want to believe in something, then they won't. Like, Elie Wiesel, I question the existence and purpose of God. What proof is there of him to us other than that of the scriptures and traditions of the Church? Is it fair to say the Church is biased? God has become a faceless figurehead of the religions of both Elie and myself. In this way, I can understand Elie's emotion.
Coincidentally, without faith in something or someone, what do we have to live for? From belief comes hope, and from hope comes a will to live. If we had nothing to hope for, then what would be the purpose of waking up and dragging ourselves through the day? Because Elie loses his faith in humanity and God, he has nothing left to hope for. He no longer fears death because what difference would it make to him whether or not to be meaninglessly alive or peacefully dead?
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