If there's no God, or if He's not actually a fit locus of your trust, then faith has no point. It would just be gratuitous unrealism, then.
And that's the point: "faith" is a transitive thing, meaning one has to "have faith IN (something specific)." One doesn't simply "have faith," as if it were a neutral quality of being. One exercises having faith IN particular objects of that faith.
So to say, "I have faith in the health care system," or "I have faith in the reliability of air travel," is to say you have faith in a particular matter, and in regard to a particular thing. But to say, "Well, I just have faith" is to say nothing at all.
Now this becomes deep and difficult. I assert that conscious faith is the experience of how above and below are connected through the intermediary. If we are an intermediary between the Christ and animal man then we experience the conscious connection that can receive from above and give to below. The dangerous mistake you are making IMO is to underestimate the power of idolatry. The way in which you are describing faith requires a personal God. This concept is idolatry. Consider how Simone Weil describes the devolution of faith into idolatry
One has only the choice between God and idolatry. There is no other possibility. For the faculty of worship is in us, and it is either directed somewhere into this world, or into another. ~ Simone Weil
It is natural for the human condition to lose awareness of the faith OF Christ in favor of idoltry or a faith of God in the world.
The mysteries of faith are degraded if they are made into an object of affirmation and negation, when in reality they should be an object of contemplation. Simone Weil
As a whole we have lost the ability for conscious contemplation and replaced it with the joy of argument created by idolatry
In the Church, considered as a social organism, the mysteries inevitably degenerate into beliefs. Simone Weil
This is a good description of exoteric Christianity. The mysteries which should serve as the basis of contemplation leading to metanoia degenerate into beliefs like a belief in a personal God.
The faith OF Christ is a potential we are born with.
Then why did Christ Himself say, "Unless a man is born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God"? He was already born, and already had the potential, you say. What's the second birth for?
We can be born with the potential to play a piano but something has to inspire us and provide the will to practice. Being born again is like waking up to reality. Man under the power of the prince of darkness needs a certain help to awaken.
Amazing Grace, How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now am found
T'was blind but now I see
This does happen and when it does a person is born again and capable of what Christianity can offer. When we live in darkness we don’t know what it means to see so ridicule the concept to defend the fruits of darkness.
The faith OF Christ
I still can't figure out what you mean by this phrase.
The faith of Christ is a potential for human being. Through the power of conscious attention, conscious faith connects us vertically with the inner direction leading to our source as we witness the mechanics of the world around us.
Jesus could never seem enable people to understand the error in this thinking.
Then He failed, you think?
I don't think He did. I think that "many received Him," as John says.
Jesus didn’t fail. He did what was possible for a world which must hate the message.
"Metanoia" does mean "change of mind"; but it means a change of attitude TO God, not some sort of inner awakening to one's own latent 'greatness.' It means we stop thinking of ourselves as right, and start seeing ourselves the way God knows we are, by believing what He's told us about that. It's a change of attitude that results in a change of action, premised on a new perspective we have from God.
When a person experiences metanoia their attitude will change. One doesn’t awaken to their greatness but rather to their nothingness.
The Bible does not call for "repression," but rather for metanoia: for that change of mind by which we come to value things differently, and to have different priorities in life that redirect those desires and put them in a marital context, and by regeneration, the change produced by the Spirit of God. But giving vent to fallen sexual proclivities has never produced freedom: just addiction, predation, victimization, self-destruction and exploitation.
But why value sex differently then it is valued in modern society by the average person? Who knows? But in these times of increased scientific awareness ignorance of the value of sex energy for human being will just have a damaging effect on human being.
If a teenage girl with a scientific mind approaches her parents and asks what all the fuss is about sex. There are so many forms of birth control including abortion, why all this morality? Just be natural. Who could give a reasonable response rather than saying God doesn't approve? When we don't know what we are how can we expected to know what benefits or harms what we essentially are?