This is one of the most difficult subjects to address with others. Many people, especially when times are hard desire something to believe in besides themselves. I know from personal experience that I neither need nor do I require that. I am a clearly defined atheist, with faith.
Faith as it is commonly defined is, “complete trust or confidence in someone or something.” And yes, if you believe in science you have faith, just not religious trust in it. You have a zeal for facts, faith is that. I admit I do, I simply separate my faith in reality from others belief in fantasy or myth. Again, this is not meant to demean anyone or their particular object of faith. However, the truth is that when we use common definitions and actually read what is written within its context it is often, not, what we first believed it to be.o
There is no reason if you are a believer to be upset with me, for what is a myth for me or as it is defined, “a traditional story, esp. one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events.” Is for you truth, and as an individual things are as they should be. I will have faith in myself and you in your belief regardless name. After all they claim to trust only facts and what is real. Their “faith” as it is commonly defined in this is unshakeable, and it is the word faith that they find most difficult to deal with.
For myself there is no need to have any type of supernatural power to believe in, for I care not where humanity came from nor do I care where my energy goes when I die. In fact as I have explained to my children when they ask about dying, we are made of energy. Energy can be neither created nor destroyed it can only be shifted around. When I die my energy may come to rest in another or it may feed plants, who is to know for sure, all I know is that my energy will still be here. What form that is, I do not care. Remember, my faith is in myself and I believe that strongly.