Also, I tend to think that "hard core atheists" can be almost as dogmatic as religious fundamentalists.
You are overlooking one huge difference, we don't make stuff up... [Post #13]
Really? I’ve known more than a few of them to make up their own definitions for words and to dogmatically insist that their definition trumped the dictionary one ....
But generally I’ll agree with you, at least as far as saying, “not to the same extent”. Although one might also reasonably argue that insisting that there is no god – particularly in the absence of providing all possible definitions for it and in spite of the lack of categorical evidence for the non-existence of all of those possible definitions or conceptions of it – probably qualifies as “making stuff up”.