> The problem with using words like belief and faith is that they have ugly connotations.
I'm sorry you are unable to read and understand a dictionary. You might want to try it sometime.
> A belief is simply a state in which someone holds a premise to be true.
No wonder you are confused: Belief != State.
You DO realize that many people hold inconstant beliefs at the same time, right?
> Every definition of religion I have ever seen relates a system of beliefs with a supernatural and spiritual component.
I was NOT talking about pseudo-religion.
If you really don't understand the purpose and reason _why_ religion exists in the first place then stop pretending that you do based on a sample size of 1. If you think it is "only about a system of supernatural" then you really need to get out and study & interact more with those that _practice_ that religion. You might actually _learn_ something instead of pretending that you "already know."
> Um, ignorance means a lack of accurate knowledge.
That is only ONE definition and it is pretty _incomplete_ one. You could STILL have accurate knowledge and still be ignorant. i.e. Scientists "know" gravity exists but are STILL ignorant as to its cause, its speed, etc.
The SECOND definition is: Ignorance: a state of NOT KNOWING, as in "without knowledge".
Science is completely ignorant about After-Death and a many great other things. Science places hard boundaries on the DOMAIN of Truth. There are some things it will NEVER know. i.e. What was the state of the existence of the universe BEFORE the Big Bang. What happens after this Universe is gone? etc.
> Religion is about holding onto beliefs based on faith, not going out and discovering justifications for those beliefs.
Like I said, you really are ignorant about understand the purpose of True Religion. We already discussed pseudo-religion.
If you don't DO anything with your beliefs they are just that: beliefs.
Faith is the principle in which you are motived to LIVE BY your beliefs.
If you never _prove_ your beliefs then what was the _purpose_ of having them in the first place again?? You're simply a sheeple blinding believing what everybody else tells you without actually stopping to THINK _why_ you have/need them in the first place. As in, apply some critical thinking to the ultimate truth: "Know Thyself". Are you able to comprehend?
Lastly, to bring this back on topic, you still have not shown how it is possible to have Truth With Belief(s). The OP originally " Science is not about belief and faith" which is total nonsense. Nothing you have said demonstrates otherwise.
>> That is why _mind_ NOT space is the final frontier. Space is finite. The Mind is infinite.
> This is just silly.
There is a term for someone who brushing something off simply because they don't understand it: An Idiot.
If you are unable to grasp such basics no wonder you're ignorant about religion. I would recommend you take up lucid dreaming and/or meditation and discover just how much, much more you really are then simply assuming reality is only about time-space.
You are in for a rude awakening after you dead and realize the truth that your Mind is not constrained by time nor space. I could only hope you are given the opportunity/experience of an NDE to see how closed-mind you are but I seriously doubt an ignorant atheist would understand the first thing about consciousness.