Originally posted by Zahlanzi
all people are faithful. they just have faith in different things. decent people have faith in love, compassion, their friends. non-decent beings have faith that they will not get caught when they do something anti-social.
the problem with some atheists is that they don't admit they have faith and hypocritically mock anyone who does
There are theists who claim to have faith in a God and don't, because they aren't quite sure - as it was a follow on from parenting -, and they mock people who don't.
However, I wasn't going down that route.
It has been claimed by many a theist in this forum that atheists cannot possibly be faithful to good living standards and compassion, as we have no morals or morale, as a result of having no God icon.
I raised the question, irrelevant of my Buddhist views, because all atheists in my opinion are quite capable of having the true depth of humanity and human compassion, care, love, sensuality etc without the need for an iconic leader. I believe it is inherent that we are all 'uniquely' similar ( a paradox - I know) in possessing those qualities of faith in each other, whether we carry a God and belief of such or not!