Originally posted by Darfius
My awesome puns aside. Let's be honest. It is faith to believe the singularity has existed forever and spontaneously exploded, is it not?
Faith isn't about what you believe, it's about how you believe it. If you reckon that the Big Bang is a good model for the formation of the universe because you haven't seen any better ideas, but are perfectly prepared to change your mind if you do, that's not faith. If, on the other hand, you're absolutely sure that the Big Bang theory is true, and have no desire to find evidence to confirm or discredit this, that's faith.
Likewise, people who assume the existence of God because they 'might as well' (eg Pascal's Wager, or they find it convenient to believe in God so they have someone to pray to) do not necessarily have faith in God.