Having seen and followed a few of the many Atheist VS Religion articles and the inevitable flaming, name-calling and fuming at the mouth that follows, I have been thinking.
Lets ignore the few obvious idiots that post or comment, I think that mostly the very ardent proponents of either belief (Atheists and Theists) are adequately educated and intelligent enough to put forward ideas and discus them citing proof, sources and the like.
If we accept these debaters have enough intelligence to formulate and defend an argument then we must also accept they MUST realize this question will never be resolved by debate as Atheists cannot prove a negative and Theists cannot produce their physical Deity as proof.
Ultimately both viewpoints are simply a belief – not provable fact.
Consequently I contend that as all Atheists are - by virtue of their own argument (“we need physical proof”) and one cannot physically prove non-existence - Agnostics.
They do not KNOW no Deities exist, they BELIEVE no Deities exist.
“ an agnostic is someone who neither believes nor disbelieves in the existence of a deity or deities”
“ a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as a forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response”
I believe most of the most prolific and vociferous Atheism proponents are in fact agnostic trolls in reality, and getting involved in these debates or flaming wars is like chewing bubblegum – a lot of effort for very little or zero actual result at the end.