Jeff said: "Essan, you strike me as a person who takes pride in stirring the pot. That's a lot of negative energy you have to distribute."
I'm still your focus? Really? I think it's seen as "negative energy" by you because I'm challenging your position. I don't see that as negative.
I don't mean that to be overly personal, but I have read and reread your posts, and what I find my self wondering right now is, why would you take the positions you have in this discussion if you weren't defending "god" or theism?
Because I think the stance taken regarding the definition of atheism is inaccurate and rather hypocritical. I also don't really think atheism is a sound philosophy.
I suppose it doesn't matter. Perhaps there is much wisdom from your point of view in being the provacateur, the muse that asks all the questions, but seems unwilliing to work towards the answers. I find that to be entirely unwise and unhelpful. But hey, what do I know. I happen to believe that atheists have no organized belief system. I must be nuts.
It's not a case of "unwilling" but of facing reality. We can't know, as yet, and can't prove it either way, therefore the realistic, truthful response is to withhold judgement. In any case, I was attempting to play my part in working toward answering the thread topic, which is not about whether or not God exists.