I disagree most people are agnostic at some time maybe but not atheist.<quoted text>Not really. It is easy to show how the dictionary is not a valid source for a definition of atheism. Most people are theist of some sort or other. In fact atheists are badly outnumbered. It is a reasonable assumption to make that the definition for atheism was written by Christians or Jews.
Now Langy, I know it hurts your brain to do so, but would you go to a group of atheists for a definition of Christianity?
In fact I have a deal for you, if you let the dictionary define atheism for me I get to define Christianity for you.
Atheism is better defined as a lack of belief in God, not as a belief that he does not exist. And if you want us to "prove" that god does not exist all I have to do is to point you to the Null Hypothesis, one of the basic logic tools for debates and logical thinking. It says, when you get down to brass tacks, that an unsupported claim can be safely ignored. If I claim there is a Magic Teapot on the other side of the Moon you can safely ignore that since I have no evidence of its existence. When you proclaim your belief in a God that demands you worship him and occasionally practice ritualized cannibalism I can ignore those claims of yours since there is no evidence to support them.
You see there are two words with different meaning and you want to call yourself one title while using the definition of the other word.
Most atheist on these threads are using the correct title as they are positively asserting that no God or gods exist.