Yet, while they positively affirmed the non-existence of those gods they likely believed that those gods were deceptive demons whom they did believe existed (1 Corinthians 8:4–6).
Let us consider other Greek-derived “a” words: Generally, as popularized by the New Atheist movement, atheists prefer the definition of “atheism” as “lacking belief in god(s)”.
Simply stated, anyone who does not say "I believe (a) god/gods exist," is, by definition, an atheist.
We absolutely loved each other's profiles, but we were 3,000 miles apart.
Still, after several lengthy e-mail messages and phone calls, three months of daily skyping, and several letters and cards.........
Atheism is not a belief, but is only the absence thereof.
Atheists are also sometimes accused of "hating God", which is impossible, since you can not hate something you do not believe exists.