I probably post once every few years on a2k that I am "without theism", without belief, an atheist. I'm not entirely hostile to religion, think there are many good aspects to it. It's the bad aspects I'm unhappy with (fill in your own blanks on that).
I'm rather like Thomas - I don't think about this much.
My long time friends and relatives know I'm not religions. Some of them say, oh, but you are very spiritual. I say, not me.
A lot of my friends are also non believers. Same with many of my old colleagues. We don't talk about it much either. Maybe some of that has to do with age. We talked ourselves silly back in the sixties and the seventies.
A friend's son who has been in AA for many years had to deal with the higher being thing (I forget the exact words). He decided the roomful of people was the higher being, and stayed in the program.
However, I'm still pretty amazed, as farmerman is, that even today, being an agnostic - nevermind atheist - appears to make you unelectable.