137th Gebirg wrote:
Hmmm...this might travel into the interesting and prickly path of "is atheism in-and-of-iteslf a faith, for lack of empirical evidence for or against its precepts?"
No. That's not how atheism works. Atheism is lack of belief in God, not faith in non-existence of God.
Do you have empirical evidence for the existence of leprechauns? Do you believe in leprechauns?
Most people would say that there is no evidence for the existence of leprechauns and consequently they do not believe in leprechauns.
Now replace the leprechauns with God, and that's atheism.