I didn't know there was any such thing as a positive atheist. Apparently there are at least 3 in the world. Good for them.
I personally consider it a fact that gods do not exist as written in most mainstream holy books. They are inconsistent with both logic and reality. To clarify, when I say fact, I mean fact in the same way I consider it fact that this forum objectively exists, or it's fact that Harry Potter doesn't exist. Barring some world shattering paradigm shift (e.g. this world is all a dream in my own/JK.Rowlings head) I will continue to consider it fact. With regards to the holy books, I am a positive atheist.
I strongly believe that there is no 'god' where god is a general deistic term (some kind of higher power yadda yadda) as it is inconsistent with reality as we observe it. I appreciate that I could be incorrect in this belief and our observation of the universe is limited. I also believe that deistic type gods are barely worth discussing due to their vagueness, and due to our limited observation. You may as well posit the existence of the Force from Star Wars. With regards to a 'deistic god', I am a negative atheist.
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"Education is the only thing you can do that will change society. Everything else is just a band-aid." - Jacqueline de Chollet
"Boys will be boys. But boys will not be president." - Ronald Regan
We are literally biologically destined to believe in a God. Some thoughts are that such a notion developed evolutionarily because it helps curb anxiety and unifies communities, etc. etc.
Most of the time I'm an apatheist. I rarely think about religion or the concept of god and just go about my daily life. When pressed on the subject my simple answer is "I don't believe in gods". Negative atheist.
"Yes, but are you a Protestant atheist or a Catholic atheist?".- Northern Irish joke
God simply doesn't compute in my mind. I don't ponder the existence of a god, multiple gods, or any form of supernatural being(s). It's a waste of synaptic energy. To indulge in such pondering, it might possibly kill neurons or shorten one's life.