and scienc-ey folks have been proven incorrect many times.
science has postulated only theories as to the origin of the universe(s). it cannot prove or disprove "God"
Scienc-ey Atheists cannot disprove a deity
so, atheism seems to root itself in a belief, without evidence, that there is no god.
what justifies this belief anymore than the belief in an intelligent designer?
not argumentative, just curious
As an atheist and a science geek, I will share my beliefs on this whole 'thing'.
The definition of an agnostic, summed up - I don't know
The definition of an atheist - someone who doesn't believe in the existence of a deity
The definition of a deity, summed up - supreme being, above and beyond human comprehension (this is my personal definition of a deity)
By definition, I'm agnostic. I don't know. IMHO, anyone who "believes" in anything should understand what the definition of a 'belief' is. Belief is not fact, it's belief. It's what a person holds true, and what is the 'truth' to them. IMO, everyone is technically agnostic, because none of us have any real answers. We just haven't found out yet, just speculated.
By choice, I'm an atheist. As a scientific person, I analyze things. I have seen many, many different opinions/ideas/belief systems on the great "where did we come from/why are we here" question. Out of all the answers I have seen, the idea of a deity, to me, is laughable. To me, a deity is something that is all-powerful and all-knowing, and all that. I'm sorry, but while I do think there's a lot more to this universe than I see or understand, I think it's just a matter of learning and understanding it.
So, to answer your question, it's not necessarily more things that justify my beliefs, but the elimination of ones that just don't sound feasible to me.
I just don't like the definition of 'deity', I reckon. It's a matter of perspective. Long ago, changing atmospheric pressures made hurricanes, which made humans believe there was a deity that was pissed off. Long from now, our species as it is will look back at us and chuckle. IMHO.