*pees on the wall*You're wrong, an atheist credits nothing to gods, but, theists do.
It's within that dialog between the atheist and theist concerning those deity myths, a strange thing occurs.
Theists are certain they know everything the mythical deity certainly does, or is responsible for, and also everything the mythical deity certainly does not do.
Yet, that varies from theist to theist; One says the deity did everything in 6 days; Another will say it was millions of years ago; Another says there was a world wide deluge; Another will say it was a localized event.
One will say "HA, that story is METAPHOR!", another will claim the same story to be literal.
This is what atheist observes during these conversations with theists. Multiple and widely ranging divergent beliefs - all concerning the same - and I should stress that -*the same deity*.
It isn't just the Abrahamic god(S) that the atheist sees this phenomena.
Every believer in a different deity I've ever spoken with evidences the same types of inconsistencies, concerning what their deity is, or does, or in how that deity interacts with the commonly shared reality humans operate in. Just talk to them. It's easy to see.
My position(as an atheist) remains constant and consistent. I do not have a theistic belief there are deities. I do not credit deities with anything.
The theist position is inconsistent when describing what their deity does or is, or how it operates.
So, when the atheist asks:
"Does your deity do this?" "Did your deity create that as well?" "Why did your deity make that?"
It isn't because we think your deity did anything.
We want to see what you think your deity does - and let me tell you - that answer varies from theist to theist, denomination to denomination, from one deity to another, and it's always the same.
Erratic and confused.
You all have different beliefs, even when discussing the beliefs of the believers who believe in the same deities.
None of you know what your mythical deity is about, you have some vague ideas, and some central point(a creation, laws, intents, all vague, still)
The atheist might as well be spinning a wheel with multiple answers pasted upon it concerning the mythical deity.
The results would be the same. Ask the same question 5 times, get 5 different answers.
The theist has no real idea what their mythical deity does or would be responsible for.
We(atheists) see beliefs of the theist that vary about what they believe it(deity) does, and that varies, even on the same questions, asked of the same person.
What the theist answers with today might change tomorrow.
Theism: Confusion and conflicting answers concerning their mythic deities. That they are 100% certain of.