Who decided that rationality is only enshrined in modern science ? The scientists ?
Raghurama Rao Suswaram Faith has its uses: giving a sense or security in an unpredictable world, installing confidence and making life easier. But, if humans depended on faith alone, we probably would not have emerged from primitive ways of living. Such a way of living may be holistic, eco-friendly and down-to-earth but all the fine points of civilization might not have emerged: literature, philosophy, humanities, sciences and technology. That path is through rational thought. Philosophical finessee and scientific temper are only its most prominent expressions. Down-to-earth living in proximity to nature and enjoying finer aspects of life through higher fields of learning - both are required. Each should balance the other.