why is it as soon as you proclaim atheism a million people come down on you and start throwing judgments at you(metaphorically). A lot of atheists are very different atheists to not commit to another belief the "belief" is instead misbelief in a God/subsequent phrase or person. We are instead free thinking beings by not committing ourselves to a biased religion or culture we allow ourselves to view the universe much more open minded. I don't hate religion, undersatnd its importance in the past and the culture it carrys with it but instead of believing it i can embrace that essence without all the crap that comes with it. Now i said "a lot of atheists are very different" because some are also quite similar, very similar, quite different etc My view on life and reality are individual to myself(despite the poetic 3rd person above) although quite probably based on things around me and in dreams.