Marc P wrote:
"I get that when certain people (atheists or otherwise) refer to faith or religion, they seem to convey the idea (in my mind anyway) that to have faith and to practice religion, you have to blindly and mindlessly believe, for example, that the world was created in 6 days just as it is written in the Bible."

Not at all. But the minute you open it up to interpretation you are acknowledging that there are errors of fact. What scientific theory would stand if it were acknowledged to contain errors of fact?

Simply put ... if humans were "designed" then explain why human males have nipples?

Simly put ... if some sentient entity was helping our ancestors why didn't it bother to inform them about penicillin?

You just can't have it both ways.
DA Morgan