Hi, everyone. After putting the book aside for almost a month, I just read the Faith chapter. Despite all the discussion in this thread, I didn't get much out of the chapter itself.
Some of the basic ideas were reasonable. Most people seek some sort of meaning or purpose in life. That purpose emerges based on a person's temperament and experiences, as opposed to being something that can be decided upon rationally.
Though I understood Burton's sentences, it wasn't clear to me what point we has making. Maybe that's because neither science nor religion provides meaning to my life. Instead, my inner purpose is tied to my desires, struggles, goals, relationships, and experiences. That's less grand than the stuff Burton was focusing on, but it feels much more relevant.