It is becoming increasingly more common for atheists to define atheism, not as the denial of the existence of God, but as a lack of belief in the existence of God. As such, these atheists maintain that atheism is merely the lack of any affirmation of the existence of God.
Atheist B. C. Johnson says, “Theists believe in God, while atheists do not have such a belief. Many theists insist that it is the responsibility of the atheist to offer evidence justifying his lack of belief in God. But is the theist’s demand rational? Must the atheist justify his lack of belief in God? Or does the burden rest with the theist? [B. C. Johnson, The Atheist
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