There is so much that you don't know, and so much that you don't like. And yet you believe.
Yes. Equally that could be said for an Atheist.
Since your belief is steeped in faith that's a nice, subtle way of suggesting "It takes faith to be an atheist too", mm. Let's dissolve this notion of faith-based atheism.
What do you think an atheist is placing his/her faith into when it comes to not believing in the existence of a deity?
A theist, such as yourself, has faith that God exists. You must have this faith in God's existence because there is a lack of evidence for his existence. So how can an atheist, who understands this lack of evidence for God, have faith that God doesn't exist when there is in fact a lack of evidence that supports God's existence? I've watched theists here contend that we have faith there is no God because it can't be proven that God doesn't exist. But this isn't having faith at all; it's being reasonable. Which seems more logical to you:
• Person A
who says "I am sure that what I hope to be true is true, and I'm certain that what I don't see exists, despite there being no testable evidence for these claims.
• Person B
who says "What I hope to be true has no bearing on reality, and it's unreasonable to believe that which there is no evidence for
mm, I would hazard a guess that you're a very reasonable person when it comes to the existence of other gods. You and I probably reject countless gods for the same reasons (i.e. lack of evidence, contradicting history, irrational dogma, etc.). If the two of us were debating against a Muslim, we would both probably raise many of the same points and counter arguments against Muhammad and the Koran: the absurdity of a flying horse, the convenience of him being alone when God decided to reveal himself and appoint him as the de facto prophet, the barbaric and savage scripture that doesn't resonate well with modern morality, so on and so forth. The only difference is that it seems you aren't able or willing to apply the same set of reasonable standards to your own religion and God. Jesus casting out demons into a herd of pigs? Absurd. Saul being the only person to "see" God? Convenient. Brushing off God's barbaric OT literature which clashes with your ethics? Expected.
Step out of your faith bubble, mm, and treat Christianity with the same logical rigidity that you do the Islamic or Nordic or Babylonian faiths. You'll find Yahweh and Jesus have just as much evidence for their existence as Ra and Horus.EDIT:
Somewhat related, I'm reminded of something a member said last year: "Saying that it takes faith to be an atheist is like saying that it takes time not to collect stamps
." - pianodwarf