Mark you are so kind. It is not so much the faith itself as I do not deny God (for that would be another form of faith) but simply admit that I do not know what God is. Boatbums, you will never see my posts casting doubt as to the existence of God. Most of my posts have to do with factual issues concerning the Bible, the history and other tangible subjects, where evidence casts doubts on some aspects of what people traditionally believe based on them.
And what, may I ask, is your motivation for only showing a one-sided view? You certainly must know that there are many scholars that disagree with your "facts", yet you never show that other side. Why is that?
I accept you will never just take someone's word for what they believe and you will only change your mind if someone can show you tangible proof (maybe not even then). But what I contend is that God HAS given many proofs not only that he IS but that he is knowable - to the extent that we can humanly understand him, of course. He has not left us in the dark but he requires first that we approach him in faith. After that, he says, he will reward us with further knowledge. We must make that "first step", that "leap of faith" and that is what trips up many. They cannot let go of their need to see first, then believe. God says believe first, then you will see. I pray one day you will.