Never atheist. Never been. Always been a little agnostic though., even when religion hopping, in a monastery for a bit, I mean I tried.
But atheist? Never interested me. Never hated the concept of God, never really believed it per se. Could be. Might not be. I don’t know. It’d be nice.
Of course there’s a spectrum Brett. Again, I was speaking about why atheism wasn’t something I ever seriously considered. I suppose I’m bigoted. When I encounter someone who declares their atheism (it’s important to them), at some point I have to justify-myself.
Does that mean all atheists in the world would ask me to justify myself? I don’t know. I don’t have a full spectrum sample size.
But it’s just not my cup of tea. It’s what keeps me out of politics generally too. When someone says “I’m democrat”, I have to justify my politics. If someone says “I’m republican”, same. if someone says, “I’m Christian”, I SOMETIMES have to justify myself if they’re evangelizing.