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Science was tearing through the ‘fine-spun ecclesiastical cobwebs’ to behold a new cosmos, in which our Earth is merely an ‘eccentric speck’ – a world of evolution ‘and unchanging causation’. It invited new ways of thinking. It demanded a new rationale for belief. With science’s truths the only accessible ones, ‘blind faith’ was no longer admirable but ‘the one unpardonable sin’.
I can pinpoint the moment when my first band recorded, when I was 14 and 15 years old. I always enjoyed writing songs and playing, but there was something about going in and capturing it that felt very Zen and perfect for me. A light switch went on and I just realized that’s where my musical capacity was the most suited. I just followed on blind faith that that was like a calling for me.
Religion is based upon blind faith supported by no evidence. Science is based upon confidence that results from evidence – and that confidence can be modified and/or reversed by further observations and experimentation. Science approaches truth, closer and closer, by hard dedicated work. Religion already has it all decided, and it’s in the book. It’s dogma, unchangeable, and unaffected by reality and whatever facts we come upon in the real world.
I always defended my father, as a child, and I think I’m still defending him – his policies at least. Oh, he wasn’t at all a politician, in no sense of the word. He was sustained in his work only by a blind faith in India – he was preoccupied in such an obsessive way by the future of India. We understood each other.
There are certain ways you have to delude yourself. Self-delusion is important, for instance in family life. You know what I mean? If you’re in love with your wife you have to go in there with blind faith. You have to support everything. And with your kids, you have to believe that you’re doing something that has higher purpose; even though you don’t have any evidence that that’s the way it’s going to turn out.
In man’s life, the absence of an essential component usually leads to the adoption of a substitute. The substitute is usually embraced with vehemence and extremism, for we have to convince ourselves that what we took as second choice is the best there ever was. Thus blind faith is to a considerable extent a substitute for the lost faith in ourselves; insatiable desire a substitute for hope; accumulation a substitute for growth; fervent hustling a substitute for purposeful action; and pride a substitute for an unattainable self-respect.
All mass movements generate in their adherents a readiness to die and a proclivity for united action; all of them, irrespective of the doctrine they preach and the program they project, breed fanaticism, enthusiasm, fervent hope, hatred and intolerance; all of them are capable of releasing a powerful flow of activity in certain departments of life; all of them demand blind faith and singlehearted allegiance.