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The whole point of the concept of atheism is that it is a lack of belief in a God or Gods and NOT a belief that God does not exist. Many seem incapable of understanding the difference and it is my perception that the atheists fall into the former definition and the Atheists into the latter.
2nd edition, 1967, Prentice-Hall, p. 427.
One can believe that there is no God at all (atheism), or that we are not entitled on the basis of evidence either to believe God exists or does not exist (agnosticism, literally "I-don't-know-ism").
The whole point of the concept of atheism is that it is a lack of belief in a God or Gods and NOT a belief that God does not exist.
I had a professor of philosophy who would not agree with you.
Is the word you're looking for Agnosticism by any chance?
"Agnosticism is the view that the truth values of certain claims—especially claims about the existence or non-existence of any deity, but also other religious and metaphysical claims—are unknown or unknowable"
I'm an Agnostic and proud to be one too. I used to be an athiest and believed pretty much what you explained in your post. About how the Bible was created by man to control it's population for the benifit of civilization but I believe it goes far beyond that but I won't get into it.
As an Agnostic, I do believe in the Bible however, the Bible isn't 100% true nor 100% false but the best way to describe it would be; It's black and white with shades of gray. Over the years, I believe the Bible was rewritten to for the agenda of TPTB and to control the population so people don't get out of control, murdering, raping, fornication, and all kinds of other crap.
May I recommend a movie for you to watch that I bet you havn't even seen? With you being an athiest, I think you will enjoy it. Check it out, that's all I'm asking. Link is in my signature.