The same can be said about most religious people. Simply because there is a vocal visible minority of a given group that acts in a certain way does not mean the rest of the group is also that way. I've noted as such that "religious" athiests are indeed a minoroty within the athiest group over all. That said, when you argue and reason with a person of religious conviction on how they are wrong and such then you are indeed trying to "convert" them into your way of thinking. It is really no different, although different methods may be used, from a religious person trying to convert a non-religious person or one of a different religion.Not sure how "all" other atheist deal with their atheism, but as an atheist and from my observations...I can only tell you that whoever "preached their atheism with the goal of converting someone" was indeed a very immature or naive atheist.
A lack of belief and disbelief can only result from a lack of knowledge for the potential for something. A disbelief is simply a belief that the subject in question does not exist or inthe validity of that subject. It is just as easy to argue that religious people have a disbelief in the non-existence of their diety. Now this is all philosophical in nature and thus open to various opinions, but the point is still a logical conclusion.Most atheists...as I've stated a number of times now since these ridiculous threads have raised their ugly heads...gods simply don't compute in the minds of atheists. There is nothing to ponder, consider or otherwise dwell on any form of entities, which are supernatural.
What I do grasp is that some theist try to incorporate the word "belief" as in "absence of belief" or "lack of belief" as a BELIEF in and of itself. NONSENSE.
Atheists don't have to avoid having any conscious thoughts or need to ponder the existences of supernatural deities such as gods, ghosts, devils, demons, etc...because THEY DON'T EXIST IN OUR MINDS.
Whether or not there is any concisous thought on the matter it is still something that one has to consider. Based upon everything you've known and learned, you instantly make the decision that God cannot be real, but in the end you have no evidence of such (any more than a religious person has evidence of their diety's existance). You have a belief. The only time one does not have to consider the idea of whether or not a diety exists is if they have never been exposed to the idea of a diety. Once exposed then the subject has to be considered, consciously or subconsciously.