I was just reading Cramner on how Prince Charles wants to be known as "Defender of Faith" (ungh) when he becomes King, and the phrasing of one of his questions struck me. "And does he not also feel obliged to be King to those of an atheist persuasion?", Cramner asks.
But why are atheists considered to have no faith? Most of them adamantly believe that there is no god, no afterlife, etc.
While it's unprovable that such things exist, it's equally unprovable that they don't. Those of us stuck in the middle here are usually known as agnostics, or so I understood anyway.
Atheism is a faith. It's a belief. And I suspect many of them would be horrified to realise that they believe in something...