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Believers support their believes and claims through the Bible and what they feel and imagine. Some can also see it through understanding science as well.
Non believers support their claim based on how they perceive and understand science. They form their feelings and imagination based on science.
The way it works is you have to prove the positive. The negative doesn't have to be proven. So it is up to the believer to prove there is a god, the doubter has to prove nothing.
Nevertheless, I find the argument that "athiesm is no different than religion" ior "athiesm is just another type of religion" to be logically incorrect. The only overlap is that both athiests and the Fathful are taking a stand on a philosophical issue (the existence/non-existence of a higher power), but this does not imply that athiests believe in a higher power.
It's a bit like saying "baldness is just another hair color."