This is one of the reasons why I don't believe he was ever an atheist to begin with. Former atheists know what the varying degrees of atheists are and don't clump them up into one group. Of course I have yet to meet an actual "former atheist".
I don't think that's necessarily true - former atheists don't necessarily have to understand 'varying degrees of atheists' if the s/he was an atheist by default
. Meaning, if Umar was an atheist by the sheer fact that he did not take any
consideration regarding the existence of god (and therefore had no belief in the existence of god), then it's certainly possible that Umar has no idea
what 'atheist' actually means.Not
having a belief in god doesn't necessarily mean that one has put any thought
into an atheist/theist position.
I wouldn't doubt that Umar is a former atheist - I would doubt that Umar identified as an atheist prior to belief in god.
I don't think you're an asshole
, just harsh. Suck on them