For those deeply involved in any religion, belief is an essential part of their life. They may never receive a direct communication with the deity of their religion, and the witnessing of a miracle is generally unlikely. While religion has many pragmatic sides, it still takes a leap of faith to be a practicing member of many of today’s faiths throughout the world. Even those who join only for appearances might find they are ready to at least concede the existence of an unseen power.
It can be troubling for those who only follow their religion on the surface, and they might never have an epiphany that leads them into true belief. They might find they are wandering away from their own religious background because they are unable to believe without some concrete vision or feeling. For them, it can be less a matter of faith in a powerful being than it is in the comforts of religious rituals that keep them in attendance.