I’m a non believer before I’m an atheist
This is my second post about the phrase “it takes faith to be an atheist”. This comment annoys me like you can’t believe because it makes no sense.
So to get it clear, I’m a non believer before I am an atheist. I used to be a Christian, and a fundamentalist one at that. I stopped believing because I couldn’t see any manifestation of a personal god above randomness and nature. To understand the details you can read my blog posts called “My Testimony”. When I left the Christian faith I did not entertain any other religions as l did not see them to hold any more water than Christianity. So that left me believing in no god and hence a non believer. So then technically that makes me an agnostic or an atheist. The difference is not that large other than an agnostic is a little less certain that there is no god than an atheist.
Being an atheist does not take faith. It is by definition a lack of faith.