Faith is a cop-out. If the only way you can accept an assertion is by faith,- Dan Barker
then you are conceding that it can’t be taken on its own merits.
Last night I watched several episodes of The Athesim Tapes. If you aren't familiar with them they we done by Jonathan Miller for the BBC. He interviews several scientist and avowed atheist and theologians. He is a terrific interviewer but I kept wanting him to ask about faith. He asked for a definition of atheism but not faith....so I am still wanting.
What is it? How can you explain it? How is it defined?