When an otherwise rational person who professes some religion honestly sets out to examine their system of beliefs, they will eventually get down to some article of faith for which no material or scientifically valid proof is available. Being honest, they just say "This, I just accept. I take the leap of faith to a position of believing this matter without question as the question is unanswerable by any other means."
In religion, this step is necessary. There is no rational way into many of the mysteries of our existence.
In politics and the establishment of laws, policies and the expenditure of taxes to foster the safety and prosperity of the citizenry, such step should be called the pratfall of faith.