Whether you want to admit it or not, you believe random and accidental forces made the air people and planets. Poof!. lol.[QUOTE who="scaritual"]< quoted text>It isn't a belief. I don't have the belief the theist has that there is a deity.
That's all atheism is. An absence of theistic belief there are deities.
<quoted text>That's your theistic belief. Nothing more, you've stated that.
But, let's be clear.
You have nothing to prove that belief in a deity concerns an actual deity or entity. Your statement that you believe your deity exists carries the same weight as if you said you believe Superman exists - to other atheists, and theists,- that do not have the belief your deity exists.
<quoted text> So far you've said that I believe many things - since I don't have your theistic belief a deity exists - and you've said I have to believe what you say I do, absent your belief.
What do I as an atheist, or any atheist, believe?
There is no other choice. You cannot say [I don't know] because then you would be saying you have never thought about philosophical questions such as "why am I here" and "what is my purpose" etc. Obviously you have thought of those questions rather deeply because you're on a philosophical and religious billboard discussing those issues. And you would know secular science does not support your beliefs and actually secular science is conceding what they thought they knew about where planets and humans come from there are more questions than answers.
So it is not important whether you think my beliefs carry weight or not. It's irrelevant what you think about my beliefs. It's your denial of your beliefs that is the issue. I don't deny my beliefs, you deny yours. You're lying to yourself. And I'm quite happy to throw that lie in your face.