No God or Bad God?

It always strikes me as weird how many atheists still talk about God like he’s real. They talk about him like he’s a person, with feelings and thoughts and the like. Which is odd, because if you asked them, they’d say that they don’t believe in God, but their actions seem to belie that. It took me a while to figure out why, but I’ve at last formed a working hypothesis to explain this.
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Asking the next question

Before I sat down to write this piece, I chanced to re-read Steven Grant and Scott Bieser’s brilliant graphic novel Odysseus The Rebel.

I mention this because it’s one of the few works I’ve read that really makes a big deal out of the aggressive apatheism of its title character. For Ulysses is indeed an apatheist – and given that the gods do have a verifiable existence within his story, something of a maltheist also, but it’s the former that concerns me here.
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