I've been looking for this base as long as I've been interacting with atheists. Can you please enlighten us with the foundational truism of atheists so we can examine it? Please don't cop out with the lame 'Lack of belief' bit because we are looking for the base. You know the foundational principle that the truth of atheism hinges on so it can be tested to see if it actually makes sense of the world.
I think I adequately explained what the foundation for atheism (my atheism) was in the response to Ron. If that's not enough for you then I don't know what else to tell you.
I'm sorry I can't explain it as well as someone like Dawkins could. I am not very articulate nor am I usually very persuasive person. Is it cop out to just say it is a lack of belief? Well I guess I am copping out then. I just can't find it within myself to believe in your god, the Muslim god, or about any deity that operates in the realm of the supernatural. I don't entirely remove the possibility that there is a god of some kind out there. Some might say that makes me agnostic and maybe they are right.
But what is the reason I can't find it within myself to believe? When I see Christians I don't see anyone following Christ, just people stuck on themselves and their rules. More ready to judge and more ready to be executioner than ready to love their neighbor above all else. Yes I have met some mighty fine and upstanding Christians who do embody Jesus Christ, but they are so few and far between I am more inclined to think that without religion they would be just as good of people. Christians should shine, they should stand out in any place internet or real life location. Their God should show through like a lighthouse in the dark. Yet it does not and that's why I cannot believe in your god. Your god is absent when he should be omnipresent. Does this mean I am just mad at your god? Of course not, it would be similar to me getting mad at Santa for not delivering my desired gift on Xmas. Instead I see people who are the same as me. Who love, hate, fear, have dreams and desires, and everything in between. I see us humans and that's it.
You have people like Scott who seems to only wear his beliefs like a chip on his shoulder. Ready to strike at anyone who doesn't make him feel warm and happy about how he believes. I really feel sorry for you bro that you have to try and force what you believe onto everyone else. To you it seems like turning the other cheek and loving your enemies isn't in your bible. It's people like you that really reinforce me as an atheist.
Muslims I just see hate and anger. Hindus I know barely anything about but I see a lot of Muslim in them as well. Therefore it's pretty easy for me to disbelieve in their god as well.
Is that how Falcone, or Marte, or Darkness believe? Probably not or maybe exactly like that. Who knows, but it's not up to me to tell them how they should be atheists, nor is it up to anyone else. We have defined ourselves as atheists each through our separate journeys. Each of us is unique, each an individual.