Okay, time to set foot into this pond and test the water. Let's start with who I am so we can learn about who you are.
I am an atheist.
If that word confuses, frightens, or angers you -- good. Not good because I wish to cause dissension or hatred wherever I may roam (virtually or otherwise). Good because I can now clarify your misapprehensions and put to ease your fallacious estimations.
The word literally means a(without) theism(godbelief). I do not hold a belief in a god or gods. It doesn't mean that I know for sure that a god doesn't exist...it just means I don't believe in one (knowing and believing something isn't the same thing). That simple noun alone tells you absolutely nothing else about me; not my hobbies, likes or dislikes, political views, or sexual orientation. It's a single answer to a single question.
Most atheists are also naturalists: we "believe" in the natural world and not in anything "supernatural". I don't believe in unicorns, faeries, Easter Bunnies, or leprechauns -- for the same reason Idon't believe in a god: there is no evidence.
And I am as sure that the Abrahamic God (the God of Judaism, Christianity,and Islam) does not exist as I am that there is no Tooth Fairy.
I'll talk more about the subject if this community is as open-minded as claimed. I hope this turns out to be a place where we can talk rationally and calmly about believes, and hopefully change a few minds. Those who are interested may visit thesmalltownatheist.blogspot.com for more.
I am an atheist. I am a minority.
Am I alone?