[religion] Because this atheist can't leave well enough alone
Lifted from my own comments here (with slight edits for clarity):
The universe is there whether or not we're looking for it. Gravity, thermodynamics, evolution, they all exist in and of themselves. Natural phenomena don't care what we think of them.
God, on the other hand, is an observer effect. He only exists if you're looking for Him. If you don't go looking for God, you'll never stumble over Him. Unlike thermodynamics or evolution.
To my thinking, there's a closed loop to faith that stands outside the physical universe.