Faith is something you believe in, very deeply. Some say they have faith in the president or in their husband or even in oneself. But those faiths are just a way to say that they trust whomever it is. The true faith is toward God. If someone has it, then he owns the world. Let me explain, if you are standing alone in the middle of a peaceful but huge forest, lost, having no idea where the highway is but you have to put your trust in God, it’s for sure that you won’t be lost for long, somehow you’ll find a way out, you just need to have faith in the Almighty. Another example, you’re taking an exam this afternoon, you know the answers but you’re freaking out, if you have faith in God, you’ll feel relieved knowing that He’ll sustain you, if you put your trust in Him.
Religion is the way you’ll practice your faith. You’ll have certain rules to follow. Not every believer follows the rules of its religion, that’s why some people describe themselves as non practitioners. Having a religion means, believing in God’s rules, following them or not isn’t the question. People may follow a religion but having no faith, i.e they’ve been following a routine since childhood but without knowledge.
Secularism is a way of life that allows a person to live his life without showing his belief, so that everyone may live in harmony, but it doesn’t forbid a person to show his belief if he wishes to. Unfortunately some people took advantage of the present situation in he world to change the intent of the word, and that’s the issue in France. They achieved their goal by turning the word Secular into a symbol of anti-religion.