It seems to me there's a lot of unnecessary confusion over a couple words: Believe/belief and faith. These words are not owned by the god/no god/which god/biggest god debaters.
I believe I have faith in the kindness and empathy of my sweet wife (my goddess). All of this takes place within the grey matter between my large furry ears -- not yours or anybody else's. I suppose if I were a super-powerful king-like rodent I could make it a law and force you humans to believe in my faith, but, alas...
All these great minds and comments here about such a deep subject...and then, Perry's. *sigh*
To me--it's not complicated--not anymore. The god of the Bible simply does not fit 'my' belief/faith in what a possible Creator would be like. But, that is subjective to 'my' ideas.
Objectively, theists nor atheists can prove or disprove their positions. PERIOD. So, neither make sense to me.
The most honest position for me is like HintOfLime said: "I don't know."
Praise Jesus, Oh, my me God! I've said it... "I don't know." Wow, that felt so good I think I'll say it again, "I don't know." Do you--know? Really? Be honest, you want to believe, you do so. Fine.
If the existence of a godlike sky daddy/mama can ever be empirically proven, I'll 'believe' in It. But, don't expect that 'belief',that It's there, to mean I'll worship/obey/bow-down to It. Knowing myself, as I do, I 'believe' I'll have have some choice, angry words for It's absenteeism. And, express appreciation for my existence -- not excusing The Big It's bad behavior.