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Do you agree with him that ultimately, nonbelief in God is an act of faith?

Yes, depending on how you define faith. I think it is just a play on words. It reminds me of a book "I don't have enough faith to be an Atheist" by Geisler and Turek. Their point was that in light of the evidences for God, its takes a lot of faith to still believe there is no God.

Faith can be simply putting your trust in something/someone. I have faith that my brokerage is going to protect my retirement savings. I have faith that the other drivers on the highway will stay in their lanes and not hit me. Seems to me that atheists trust their future on the premise that the God of the Bible does not exist.

I note how you phrased it, "nonbelief in God". This is not the traditional definition of atheism, but reflects a more modern attempt by atheists to try to avoid any burden of defending their position. "I just lack a belief in God, I'm not making an assertion that I have to defend".

Seems to be weasel words to me.
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