One personal conclusion I have made is that Atheists have far too much Faith for me, to be able to declare that there is no Creator, while breathing.
The Christians are the original Atheists.
In primal cultures, competing tribes would always argue, "our gods are more powerful than your gods".
The Christians changed this to, "your gods don't even exist", "you're all just superstitious idiots".
Atheists believe exactly what the Christians believe regarding the existence of gods, they just happen to believe in one less.
I'm not sure I'd call that "faith".
I mean, how much "faith" does it take to NOT-believe in Santa Claus?
How much "faith" does it take to NOT-believe in Nanabozho?
The (self-described) Atheists that I've spoken to often complain that their position is often misunderstood.
Calling someone by what they're NOT is a rather peculiar phenomenon.
It would be like everyone calling you a "non-astronaut" or a "non-stamp-collector".
MOST (but not all) people who call themselves "Atheist" try to make it clear that they are NOT saying there is NO POSSIBLE GOD(S). Instead, they're simply asserting that there is no compelling evidence of any SPECIFIC GOD(S).
In the same way it takes no "faith" to disbelieve in Russell's Teapot.
And often, the word "GOD" is an implicit reference to the "YHWH", and that one is particularly incoherent.
That isn't to say that Atheists are free of superstition.
A frightening number of Atheists still believe in the ridiculous concept of "freewill".
And they don't even have the good sense to call that "faith", they just call it "common sense".
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