I've heard many people refer to atheism as simply another belief system, as if it requires faith of some sort. Has anyone else experienced this? This is difficult for me to understand. I view atheism as a place you end up when all else fails. As for myself, since I have experienced nothing that leads me to believe in (have faith in) anything other than the physical, I feel that atheism is not necessarily a choice, but the only option (that must be how everyone feels?). My position would be that I accept (not believe in) atheism, given everything I have experienced. Let me know what you think.