One would have thought that the atheists at least have Kierkegaard on their side on this issue. But maybe not.
The article winds up with a discussion of Kierkegaard's notion of the
leap of faith. This mind tend to make one think that faith means the
irrational acceptance of of a proposition with no evidence.SK says
faith is irrational and that it's achieved by an irrational leap. Yet
one must note that the leap itself is an epistemological ploy, it's an
attempt to get over the final chasm which can't be bridged by evidence
or logic. The road up to the final gap can be paved with argument and
reason. One can make a find philosophical diving board to prepare for
the leap. The point at which one makes the leap can be narrowed. The
leap is always there. Even in the world view there are epistemic blind
alleys from which there are no returns. So in the final analysis there
is no basis to the atheist straw man definition of faith as "believing
things without evidence."