That's what faith does for us Frank. It allows us to be sure of what our faith rests on... to have full confidence in what we do not see at present. Thus we speak with conviction... Surety.
For a religious person, "faith" is simply insisting that his/her blind guess about the REALITY (they call them "beliefs")...are correct.
Religious faith is nothing more than stone-headedness.
You people do not speak with conviction...you speak like zombies.
What... Do you want me to be like you... faithless?
Not that you should care, but I "want you to be" whatever you want to be.
If you want to make blind guesses about the REALITY...and insist those blind guesses are correct...do so.
You may even be correct.
I certainly do not know if you are.
And the person who blindly guesses that there are NO GODS...may be right.
I can't do that Frank. While you bask in Egypt, I'll eat my manna.
That is an interesting blind guess about the REALITY. It presupposes a god unworthy of respect or affection, but those are the cards you have been dealt...and those are the cards you have got to play.
Looks like a deuce/seven off suit to me.