Why do I call it faith?
Simple: Atheism fosters the rejection of the existence of a deity without empirical proof just like theists foster the existence of a deity without supposed empirical proof. Each respectively uses faith to support their ideas.
When an atheist is questioned about God, their answer is the typically programmed one: the burden of proof rests on you. This is a cowardly way out of engaging in a rational debate. If only one side presents the case, then how can there be a fair discussion if a discussion needs two sides?
The burden of proof lies on both: the one denying God and the one defending God. After both sides are given, then a conclusion can come about.
On Twitter when Atheists message me with nonsensical tweets, I laugh and in my mind hear their silly tweets like this: