Letters to a Growing Catholic #2
I think that the quote you think so horrible when referring to Faith is actually quite apt for appreciation of kinds of Beauty. For example, To those who can appreciate the beauty of [a well executed bunt], no explanation is necessary. To those who cannot, no explanation is possible. You could replace the bracketed text with anything which you consider Beautiful, and I think it would hold: a elegant piece of code, an obscure genre of song, or even a mathematical formula.
(I do, however, agree it is horribly misapplied to Faith)
What is your distinction between "Faith" and "Belief"?