Ideas are alive. They are born, live, and beget new ideas, resulting in a spiral of ever more ideas. Joined with other ideas, they form faiths. And each idea struggles to spread to more people and take hold in their minds, and opposes those ideas that would contradict it. The kind of idea matters enormously in this contest that unfolds through the millennia of history, for it determines how it will fare against other ideas, and because it shapes the course of the history of the world.
For in the world of Faith, an idea is not just an idea. It is the seed of truth, and when it takes root, it gives birth to a new reality.