OK Frank I'll bite the hook, What is it that you find unusually different about this thread, that you do not find on others, that you have brought up your philosophy about not believing in gods and not believing there are no gods?
I wasn't looking for you to "bite," RL. Why do you have to conceive of it that way? I was simply telling you how I felt about the thread.
Essentially, in this thread I mentioned that I do not believe gods exist. I have mentioned that many times before, and I've never had a heated reaction to it. In fact, many atheists have mentioned that they too do not believe gods exist." But there was no surprise or consternation with me expressing that sentiment. In fact, many have gone out of their way to indicate boredom with it, often writing things like, "YES, Frank, we know you do not believe gods exist. You have mentioned that time after time after time. We are tired of hearing it. We know you do not believe gods exist. Big deal!"
I also mentioned in this thread that I do not believe there are no gods—that I do not believe gods do not exist. I do not ever remember a reaction that I would consider heated to that. I remember many occasions where atheists have said that they DO believe there are no gods, but I honestly do not remember any time when atheists (or non-atheists) got in a pet over it. For the most part, they accepted that I do not believe there are no gods. Some have gone out have gone out of their way to indicate boredom with my comment, writing things like, "YES, Frank, we know you do not believe there are no gods. You have mentioned that time after time after time. We are tired of it. We know you do not believe there are no gods. Big deal!"
Now here, I mentioned both items together...and people have gone absolutely ape over it...telling me that it is absurd for me to be of both those minds. They've written that it is “inconsistent,” “illogical,” “bizarre,” that “it makes no sense,” and all sorts of other heated negative comments about it. Read the comments. As Casey Stengel would say, "You could look it up!"
So the thread is unusual for me…and is a thread that I will consider “one for the ages.”