Uasal

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  1. To be fair - many atheists couldn't care less about the Pledge or God on the money or legislation or anything else. The only thing all atheists have in common is the fact that they do not profess that there is/are a god/gods that exist. Herding cats and all.

    I consider myself an agnostic atheist for the following reasons: 

    - I feel the term "god" is lacking sufficient definition. There are many things people wish to consider a "god" or "gods", and they all appear to have mutually exclusive traits. When theism can decide what exactly a "god" is, at that point I will bother worrying about finding out whether it exists or not. Until then, I cannot KNOW whether it does or not. 
    - So far, I have not heard a presumed definition of "god" or "gods" that stands up to empirical criticism. If I were to believe something exists, I would need evidence that it does exist. That is the only way to _know_ something exists: to look at the evidence. 

    Thus: knowledge=false; belief=false. 

    Agnostic atheist. I don't know, but I'm not holding my breath. 
     

  2. The label I use depends greatly on my audience. 

    When speaking with "I'm not religious but I'm spiritual" types, I refer to myself as a secular humanist. 
    When in rational discussions with people of sound mind, I'm an agnostic atheist (a solid 6.9/7 on the Dawkins scale). 
    When getting rid of Saturday morning door-knockers and people passing out flyers in the park, I'm a blasphemous apostate.