I am agnostic with suspicions of atheism and I really like being around people of faith. Obviously, I go in for the liberal-tastic, love-not-judge types, but still. I like it.
Make no mistake, I don't have any faith myself. I've tried to and I think the ability is just . . . gone. I'm religiously/spiritually educated out the wazoo but faith is just beyond me and I don't know if its the sort of thing I'll ever be capable of again, no matter how wonderful I think some forms of faith are.
So, I like being around people who are and I couldn't exactly tell you why. They're not more hopeful or kind than other people; all about the same, really. I suppose I'm hoping to learn something.