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there could be an all knowing, all powerful, all good, yet incompetent god
Fantastic is a word I would use to describe such a claim..
Your god does not get to take responsibility for my opinion...I cultivated it myself through much thought...prior to even knowing your online personality.
I give people the respect they deserve until they prove otherwise. If I behave in such a fashion that I am more or less living the Golden Rule...then why should it matter when I say that there is no god?
I have yet to request, much less demand, proof of god. I do not require it. I require an adherance to respectful discussion...especially if there is an insistence on discussing with people whom disagree with you.
do know...that there is so much more reason to attenuate to what is happening around me and to explore and research the physical world around me as opposed to using my imagination to explain things...that is not to say that I never use my imagination to explain something...but that I make concession for it and acknowledge it when it happens so that I don't confuse myself...
I live most every day with the assumption that I have the freedom to choose my way. It seems like an elementary concept to me...s