Some people think faith is unthinking, that it’s “rationalizing,” that it’s opposed to knowledge. More often than not, that opinion comes either from ignorance or from prejudice
Some people don’t know that the faith has a background of knowledge supporting it. They think it’s a set of beliefs chosen out of the air, or from our parents, or from our church. They don’t realize there are libraries upon libraries of books questioning, doubting, discussing, and frequently confirming our beliefs.
Other people view us that way out of prejudice. The “New Atheists” claim to be the party of reason. They have little reason to think that way about themselves, but they do anyway.
Either way, when teaching about faith it’s wise to recognize what some people say about it. It doesn’t need a long explanation, just a brief acknowledgment that these beliefs are out there. For those who want to know more, the True Reason book contains loads of helpful perspective and corrective information.