Philosophy means the love of wisdom. To study or discuss philosophy is to seek wisdom about the great questions of life, existence, morality, ethics, values, and logic or reason using questioning, discussion, arguments, and critical thinking.
I love philosophy not because I lack faith but rather because I don’t. Faith isn’t about just reading or discussing the Divine, it is also about the journey through life and the realization that faith however simple is also messy and challenging. One doesn’t live a life of faith blindly, but to have faith means to face the difficulties of life and the darkness contained therein and to be able to find the light and the beauty of it all, to understand and find grace for fellow humanity, and to find where true north is even when the needle of one’s compass is spinning wildly.