I understand that, but how can someone logically claim to be an atheist and yet believe in God?
A fair question. I am an atheist because I can no more envision a universe where supernatural beings exist than I can envision a universe where addition is not commutative.
I've met a number of people who call themselves atheists, but when you get down to it, what they really don't believe in is the God of the Old and New Testaments.
Many of these folks are actually deists or pantheists, but from a Christian point of view they're going to burn with me in eternal hellfire anyway, so it's easy to see why labels get misapplied.
Because they are irrational and probably have some kind of vendetta. Its not about the faith but getting even.
Atheism is a religion and it requires a “leap of faith” just like any other religion.
A true atheist is probably an agnostic — can’t prove or disprove the existence of a Deity.