My position is Atheism is illogical.
I assume all who argue stand in direct opposition and are defending
Atheism Is logical.
By this argumet:
I believe there IS a God
There IS a God.
I know there IS a God
These are all perfectly logical statements??
Part of my argument is that these are also illogical. I did notice no one wants to address this. If one is logical based on "belief". The other must be logical as well, by the same argument.
I think it's important to say "believe" (not know) is rooted in emotion. Therefore it is also illogical.http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-divided-mind/201207/logic-and-emotion
The believe is implied...
"I don't believe there is a God"
"there is no god." (oppinion states an unsaid believe unless you really mean know)
"I know there is no God" (this is the most extreme and the most illogical position)
Lets look at doctrine:
doc·trine /?däktrin/ Noun:
1. A belief or set of beliefs held and taught by a church, political party, or other group
2. A stated principle of government policy, mainly in foreign or military affairshttp://www.google.com/m?q=define+doctrine&client=ms-opera-mini-android&channel=new
Would you teach:
1: There is no god. (an absolute)
2:There may not be a god. (opinion)
I'm positive the "fact" would be presented. Maybe in the form of evolution perhaps?
Note: this is a comment on teaching not evolution other than it says there is no God and my children learn it.
A straw man , also known in the UK as an Aunt Sally ,  is a common type of argument and is an
informal fallacy based on misrepresentation of an opponent's position.  To "attack a straw man" is to create the illusion of having denied a proposition by replacing it with a superficially similar yet
inequivalent proposition (the "straw man"), and to deny it, without ever having actually denied the
original position. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_man
I defined Atheism.. I worked from the definition. I provided the link to the definition. In order to be a strawman I would have had to misrepresent the definition. I did not.
If I mentally reject something (God) as untrue Then I believe God is a lie. Therefore There is no God is a belief that pure logic would say you can't know the answer to. Atheism is illogical. Unless you have evidence and can then reduce the odds of God to zero. You are agnostic at best.