It is indeed a logical fallacy, and not one I am guilty of: I do not conclude that God does not exist, nor do I conclude that they are necessarily wrong (at least not in every aspect). I conclude that in the important matters I do not know, and where I do not know I simply am unable to believe. Note again how the lack of belief comes after the assessment. Maybe you can explain it to me. I'm still Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! by it. For some it probably/possibly is a matter of choice. It isn't for me, and I would hazard that it isn't for most atheists: I can no more believe in God than you can in the FSM. It is not a choice to not believe: I am simply incapable of belief in such things, given what I do not know of them. Please don't patronise. It is beneath you. It isn't a choice for some. For you it seems to be. Not for me. If God ever reveals himself to me then I will have no choice but to believe. But until then I simply can not believe such things. And it is not a choice. I simply can not force myself to believe, anymore than you can force yourself to believe in the existence of the FSM.