auntygreens, I can't say I am political, be it conservative or liberal. I use to be political, but I just couldn't stomach it anymore. I do like order, but I am possibly a little more flexible with chaos than you may be. I also can't proclaim to be a great mind of any sort. I can only be honest about how I perceive things, so here it goes.
As I do not know exactly what type of faith you are referring to, I will do the best I can to answer regarding faith in general.
When it comes to faith, I do not believe a broken faith is a real faith. Faith is specific and relative to the situation or topic. You can have faith in disappointment as it is there and you are feeling it, but can you have faith in what is disappointing you? I don't think so. If you're disappointed, it most likely means something is missing or off or in flat out conflict with you. In other words, you can have faith that something is a lie, but can you have faith that that lie is the truth? Nah ah. Nope. Doesn't work that way. But as I said, faith is also relative to the particular topic or situation.
For example, do I have faith in the human race as a whole? Hell no! To me the human race as a whole is about as useful as a screen door on a submarine and about as reliable as a melted jelly bean on hot pavement and less intelligent by far. (Now mind you, I say this even though I am trying to be a more positive person. It just goes to show I am far from perfect and will most likely always have a little bit of the jaded within me.)
Despite my feelings on the human race as a whole, if I were asked, do I have faith in certain members of the human race? Hell yes! I have met people in my life that were and are phenomenal individuals. They carry themselves with dignity, integrity, honesty, and intelligence, and their mere existence is too far and few between for my taste. They are the type of people I aspire to be like, but know I have a long way to go if I ever get there.
You see? Faith is absolute, but it is also relative. So you have to ask yourself, what do you really have faith in? Once you figure that out, things will seem a little more clear. You may not have faith in something as a whole, but their may be parts of that whole you do have faith in. And that's okay. There's nothing wrong with that. It doesn't mean your faith is broken, it just means it's very specific--like mine; like many.
As for the frothy jello, does it matter what you call it? If you like it, and it still tastes sweet, does its name matter? Does it truly need to be defined, or is it better to just enjoy it? For me, I couldn't care less what it was called, I would concentrate more on enjoying it.
Now, for the sharky-business-jacklags you are referring too, I don't like people like that either. The problem is? They exist and they always will. There will always be some jerk or jerkette who profits from someone else's misery or swindling them out of their hard earned money. I believe such moral, if not legal, criminals are necessary, even if I do not like it, but that's because I believe in balance.
I believe everything sits upon a circle, so everything has it's opposite. And even though there are gray areas between the opposites, the opposites upon the circle create balance. The gray areas in between is where we usually get hung up and that's when we have trouble seeing balance. We begin to question where we are suppose to be, which leads to the answer...
I always say, you can not control others or situations that may arise. You can only control how you react to them.
They don't care. You do. You can not control what they do on the job, but you can control what you do in your own free time. If they do not care to make a difference, than help maintain the balance by doing something good for your fellow man in your own personal life. That's what I do. I can't save the world. I can't make other people care, but I can do what I can for others.
I may not have faith in the human race as a whole, but that doesn't mean I shouldn't try to help it or not care about it. It doesn't mean that I shouldn't hold out hope for it. I can only be me, and do what I can when I can. Nothing more, nothing less.
I hope this helps. Sometimes what seems clear to me, confuses everyone else.