Originally Posted by Gunhaver
That's the very principle of agnosticism. The very principle of atheism is I Don't Care. We can say there is no god because we don't really GAF about the minuscule chance that one of the numerous stories that appear to have been pulled from someone's butt is actually the correct answer to a question also pulled from possibly the same butt. It's not not really a big leap for most.
Though your first sentence is correct, the principle of atheism is THERE IS NO GOD. An absolute concept.
Theists are the other side of the coin... THERE IS A GOD. Again an absolute concept.
But both sides can be driven by emotions. And judging by this forum, some of the atheists here are on the edge of hysteria.