I think that most of us as Atheists and Agnostics are still caught up in the Judeo/Christian/Islamic interpretation and representation of what and who God is, they do not think outside of the box. If somebody asked if you believed in God, the answer would be based on the presupposition that the God you are talking about is Yahweh/Jehovah/Allah. This Anti-theism is due to their dismissal of ancient scripture and their belief in modern science, common sense and logic, but, this perspective is drawn from the common interpretation of the bible as an historical narrative and that is the view of the Theist. So the theists say, 'God is real it says so in the bible' and the Atheists says 'I don't believe the Bible thus God does not exist', therefore it is a belief system founded on dismissal of evidence instead of irrefutable evidence. There are those who conclude God does not exist, through their knowledge of evolution, but this is also based on the assumption that God is Yahweh/Jehovah/Allah and that the only other alternative is the creationists view. This is why we forever see Creation Vs Evolution and endless debates between the findings and conclusions of Dawkins and the belief in Genesis and creation science of Ham.
Watching a UK soap last week, they touched on this subject using the Easter celebrations as a backdrop. The child’s Mother had not long died and his grandfather wanted to tell him the truth about Easter, but to do this he would have had to explain that his Mother had not gone to heaven but was just rotting in the ground being eaten by worms, the Father cut in quick (though a staunch Atheist) and told him that Mum was in Heaven and all was well. This lie, not different to the lie we tell our children about Father Christmas, is one of shielding the innocent from the realities of the truth to make the process of death easier to handle for the young and desperate. Because we tell our kids these types of little white lies, then they learn about Christianity's version of Easter and other holidays, we are planting the seed that God is Yahweh/Jehovah/Allah and this presupposition stays with us until we are able to define what God is for us, but these early definitions and representations stay with us until we automatically react to the name ‘God’ as representing, Yahweh/Jehovah/Allah.
The Stories of the Bible are so intertwined within the fabric of society that a true un-bias conclusion is hard to find without looking outside the box. But only the enlightened freethinker will be able to conclude that there is no real evidence for an Eternal being, but there is no evidence that there isn’t an Eternal being.
So if we take Yahweh/Jehovah/Allah. And any other religious deity that can be refuted through the dismissal of their relevant scriptures, out of the picture altogether! All Atheists would have to recognise that their belief that No Gods exists is built on Faith. Forget the Biblical definition of God or the Greek pantheon or the Roman Gods and Goddesses and the Indian deities and any other man made deity or religious philosophy; could you then say that an Eternal Omnipotent, omniscient all powerful being does not exist?
Whether Atheists like it or not, our convictions are built on faith.
All religious beliefs are founded on the human representation of the water cycle which is then played out in the zodiac. Christianity represents, in allegory, the path of the soul within the human condition.first told by the ancient Egyptians and personified by Ra, Osiris and Horus.