(consider this a formal attempt at spurring discussion within the group :) )
I know a handful of people whom are atheists yet don't feel the need to 'adopt' (if you will) the title. Overall it's just not important enough to identify themselves as godless. There's a school of thought that suggests the entire concept of an atheist identity is nonsense, as we don't tend to place tags on people for a 'lack of' stance.
Yet there are a number of us to whom it is important. We're vocal, proud and not afraid to say so.
Any thoughts on this? Is it important (or even necessary) to you to identify yourself as godless? Why so?
I feel that it is important, possibly more so as an American. The country seems to be leaning more and more into a religious right while those of us that are on the other side of the fence are at risk of being ignored or possibly chastised en large. I see it as a way of standing up for what I do believe, not overstating what I don't.