“Faith is the great cop-out the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence. Faith is not allowed to justify itself by argument.”
Richard Dawkins, “A Devil’s Chaplain,” 117
Maybe we should ask Dawkins what evidence he has for this definition of faith. What defence can he mount for such an ignorant statement? Does he know of anyone but other atheists who would say something so stupid? Does he have any evidence at all? Does he cite any authorities on faith?
Of course if a Christian cites an authority, our evidence is called a fallacy because it comes FROM an authority. There is not a single group of people on the planet who have so carefully guarded their beliefs from scrutiny as have atheists.
As it turns out, Richard Dawkins is simply presenting his own twisted, and bigoted ideas on faith. Millions of atheists read this crud and that is the impression of Christian faith with which atheists live.