Robert B. answered 09/25/22
Former Seminarian and Seminary Teacher
If we recur to Jesus Himself we see this in terms of the simple and the uneducated being subjected to arguments and theories that they have no way of appraising. There MUST be some authority to which simple folk can turn. It has nothing to do with the faith of the majority but rather what in fact is of faith (De Fide) and what isn't. If you make "Eve ate an apple" into a matter of Faith you are simply wrong even if she did eat an apple because that is NOT part of the Creed, of what it is you believe as a follower of Jesus.
Why did you bring up people of no Faith? Are you talking about society at large? If so, I think you are prejudicing things by calling human rights issues religious issues just so you can dismiss them.
I would point out that if you think what is right and wrong or true and false has nothing to do with reason, that view is a FAITH of yours. And if it does have to do with reason, there is no point in labeling an opinion you don't accept as a religious opinion.