Faith is Not What You Think it Is
There is a distinction between legitimate faith and illegitimate fideism. Philosophers are now generally defining knowledge as “true belief.” In other words, if you believe something, and your belief conforms to the reality of the external world, then you have knowledge. So some beliefs are justified, while others are not.
We have a moral obligation to reject beliefs which are not justified. W.K. Clifford gives an example of a ship owner in Europe who is unsure that his vessel is seaworthy but lets it set sail to America anyway. When the ship sinks half way across the ocean, the owner is morally culpable for the deaths of the crew. So I don’t see anything virtuous about making a “leap of faith.” In the real world we call that gullibility.
Whatever your beliefs about God, whether Christian, atheist, Muslim, pagan, or whatever, you have a moral obligation to make sure you have really thought through it. Don’t blow off your doubts, but neither let them control you. Make sure that what you believe makes sense and that you can back it up with reasons. I propose that you are morally culpable if you have not done your homework and you get it wrong simply because you never allowed your views to be challenged.