When you claim that some impossible account from the Bible is true are you doing so because of evidence and honest reasons or simply because you want it to be true? If the evidence your claim is based upon ends up being proven false would you stop making the claim?
If your claim is based only on wishful thinking then you are being dishonest with yourself. There is a HUGE difference between hoping that something is true and claiming that it is true.
When no real evidence can be found believers resort to faith. If faith is your reason for saying something is true just ask yourself why? Claiming something is true because of faith is exactly the same as claiming that something is true merely because you want it to be true.
Faith is not a reason to believe in something, precisely the opposite, it is the lack of a valid reason to believe in something. Faith is simply an excuse for ignorance.