I realize this horridly over used cliché is like something from a "How to Debate an Atheist Handbook" and it reveals the tragic ignorance of the person saying it. However, I still encounter it regularly and it never fails to shock me when a seemingly intelligent person stoops to this type of response to my atheism.
Of course, those who use this statement desperately need to educate themselves about what the term atheist actually means, and I am happy to enlighten them. But I'm curious about how other non-theists respond to this argument. So tell me, how do you respond when someone makes the assumption that it takes more faith in order for someone to be without faith?