Atheists are just like the religious folks in so many ways that they would mostly deny but are true. All these people (religious folks and atheists) are so caught up in their own ideas about the world. They have to be "right"! They ARE right!! And everyone else is wrong. The existence of god can neither be proven nor disproven...that is a fact. So start with the facts and go from there which is what I do. I'm an agnostic which is the ultimate religion. The only true one. I know this is strong wording and I'm coming off like those I was just making fun of (I'm right I tell ya! LOL) I believe in agnosticism because nobody knows what the hell happens when we die. Anyone that might be able to tell us is dead. So my suggestion is for people to stop being so worried about defending your position and just take a look at the world around you. It's full of questions but very lacking in answers which is more fun than if it were the other way around.