My dear Mario,
You wrote: "If you weren't taught the tenets of religion"
Reply:Perhaps it is more a case of those who are deprived of good lessons.
People express their faith in many different ways:
Some to their pest, some to their wallet, some to their power (gins etc.), some to their science, some to their parents or a mentor, some to idols, faith in a bottle of liquor, faith in one sort of lust or another. Faith we have! And faith we express! It is the placement of faith in the right place that is important. Faith (in one thing or another is what keeps one going. Otherwise there is no purpose for existence is there? We all wish to be rewarded by that we place our faith in. the difference is that believers place their faith in G_D who guarantees a reward in a world to come and in this world to those who trust in the same G_D and disbelievers only have this world to reward themselves with because non of the things they have faith in are able to defend themselves without the aid of the disbeliever who shows faith toward that same defenseless thing which they believe or believed in. Believers have a hope that disbelievers cannot have because of their disbelief. It is this disbelief, which perhaps makes a disbeliever more likely to be competitive as in the wild animal kingdom. Humans have qualities such as compassion and forgiveness and sharing and love which believers seem to have more of. The problem is that these same feelings must be tempered with the laws (or a sense of what is right and what is wrong) and faith in that which gave them these qualities. I, and other believers, chose to have faith in Allah (G_D) because of arguments that I have posted before.