Okay, not too long ago (by this subforum's standards), I started a thread called 'Ask the Atheist'. It was in honor of my favorite radio host, Tom Leykis. Leykis was an unabashed atheist with unconventional views on dating and sex. The man is a personal hero of mine (along with a few others who you likely don't care about because my heroes tend to be boring) because he not only didn't let sex and the pursuit thereof destroy his life, but because he also wasn't afraid of his views or what other people thought of them. The thread seemed to be popular, and people seemed to enjoy asking questions to an atheist. So I thought I'd try again.
To give some background info:
1) what is an atheist? To answer this, I have to delve in to some Latin. The prefix 'a' means "lack of, or without", such as in "apolitical" or "asymentrical". 'Theist' means "one who believes in one or more deities or gods". When you combine the two, you get "one who does not or has lack of a belief in gods or deities". That's all there is to it. I simply lack a belief in a god.
2) lack of belief in a god is different from believing that a god does not exist. Personally, I believe that it is impossible for any of the Abrahamic gods to exist, for reasons I'll expand on if anyone asks. However, that does not mean that I rule them out as possibilities. If someone were to provide me with evidence that a god exists (as well as a meaningful definition for that that god 'is'), then I'd likely believe and worship. However, you can have a lack if belief in a god for all sorts of reasons. Lack of evidence, lack of caring enough to form a belief one way or the other, or even lack of hearing about said deity - those are all valid reasons for atheism.
Well, I have tomorrow off and I'm drunk off my ass my booty call isn't answering her phone. So let's hear it - what questions do you have for atheists? I'm also a decent cook, so feel free to ask questions about how to properly roast a turkey or something.