"Religious faith is based on the tendency of people not to like to actually think for themselves."<quoted text>
I want proof of God for exactly the same reason I want proof of the Higg's particle or of dark matter: because proof is what is required for rational belief.
And belief without proof or evidence is irrational. Religious faith is based on the tendency of people not to like to actually think for themselves. As such, it is a dereliction of duty and is wrong. In many cases, it is even evil.
Because faith is unreliable. That is shown by the simple fact that many have faith in contradictory beliefs. I no more rely on faith for my beliefs than I would a book of fairy tales.
It isn't weakness of will, but strength of character.
So what is your view on scientism?