Hello fellow travelers!
I am not a atheist for the same reason i am not a theist.
No one , including myself, really knows if there is a god or not.
and i contend those who say they know if there is or is not a god especially dont know!!!
I call myself an agnostic, which is summed up simply as “maybe there is and maybe there is not a god , but so far no one has has proved it to my satisfaction!@!!
An atheist may be someone who says that deities definitely don’t exist, but an atheist can also be someone who just doesn’t have reason to believe deities exist. I am the latter type of atheist. I don’t say I can prove that God (for example) doesn’t exist, but I have no reason to believe that He does.
An agnostic is someone who doesn’t think that proof or disproof of the existence of a deity is possible (and personally may or may not believe such beings exist). Since I do not rule out the possibility of proof of a deity’s existence, I’m not an agnostic.
I agree that nobody has proven or disproven the existence of a deity in a compelling way. And since the burden of proof is on those who say that deities exist, I’m an atheist.