Everyone has faith in something. Even the nihilist puts stock in his own acumen, allowing him to disregard the inherent value in mental constructs.
Some of us put our faith in the divine. Others in mankind. Some have totems. And who am I to say anyone’s metaphysical construct is wrong? I can laugh at them, sure, and even disagree violently with them, but the fact of the matter is that what transpires between others and the object of their faith is a good and worthy thing.
This is something I need to remind myself of regularly, especially when I see the foolish things men do to each other in observance of their beliefs.
We all have faith. What we lack is the common decency to leave each other alone to do our own thing. Once we have that, we may become something else entirely.