Welcome to the forum pisteou. The Shelter is a quiet place by design. I hope you enjoy your stay at WWGHA.
While I don't consider myself an atheist, some people do. I consider myself agnostic. That is to say, I no longer believe that the religion I grew up in is correct. In fact, I don't think any religion is correct. However, I don't disagree with churches that apply their teachings for the greater good in their respective communities. I believe Jesus was a real person who walked the earth and taught but I believe he was a human like me, just a little more religious and enlightened. I interpret his teachings a little differently than most people.
Here is a link to my intro thread to give you an idea of where I started from on this forum. http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/forums/index.php/topic,13845.msg306886.html#msg306886
As to whether or not there is some sort of creator god spirit force thingy that started this whole show...the jury is still out on that one but I still lean towards the idea that the universe and everything in it is a part of god. I believe you and I and everything in the universe is intrinsically connected.
You are not special. You're not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else. We're all part of the same compost heap. We're all singing, all dancing crap of the world.
Of coarse there is the very real possibility that there is no such thing as a creator and certainly scant evidence that such a creator actually cares about us on a personal level.
But that's just where I currently stand. Call it mild ambivalence.
Anyway. I am not averse to a calm exchange of ideas concerning god or anything related to religion in general.