I do. Some people seem to think that you have stepped out of line, Karl, and you are getting smacked for it. I don't care about your supposed misdemeanor. I am assuming that what you mean is that in some people's minds there is a belief in a god, and that in their way of thinking, that god is real. To you, Karl, what is real is that those certain people have that belief? Not only is these peoples' god real to them, but they live their lives accordingly. But you ain't one of them.
I didn't have to wait for your explaination. It came anyway, but thanks.
You definitely owe an explation to all of us. You do not believe in a creator, it would actually mean that you do not believe in a creator god, then do you believe in a personal god? It is also true when you say that gods are being used as crutches. In fact it sounds as if I have said this because I do use these words. These all words do show you to be an atheist, but the words in bold letters contradict all you have said. I did try to find out if there is some satire, but there appears to be none. If you have made an error, you should acknowledge the same.
I'm 99.99999999999% certain that God does not exist. That number is subject to change if any good scientific evidence is found to support the notion, but I'm not holding my breath.
I was strongly indoctrinated/brainwashed as a youngster, but as I grew up and started thinking for myself a little, I started having some doubts. My thinking that god existed probably reached 50/50 by the age of 30, and I was probably 90% certain that God did not exist by the age of 50. The more I learn about science and religion, the larger that number becomes. I suspect I'll add quite a few 9's to that number in another 20 years.
Practically speaking, I'm a total atheist. I never worry about whether there might be a god and I live my life as if there is none.
I dont see any reason to distinguish between 100% sure and "technically 99.99...% sure because it is not disprovable". I cannot disprove the existence of atomic particle-sized purple elves in my sock drawer. That does not mean that I retain 1% certainty that they exist. Not being able to disprove does offer any validity to a theory, so it must be treated as 0% chance of existence because that is what it has earned.
Actually, that's one one hundredth of one percent. Not much possibility to allow. I'm not that certain about much of anything.
Why do I even have to say I don't believe in any gods. It seems I'm allowing for the possible existence of some god(s) when I say that I don't believe in any.