I have never given atheism much thought. My choice to seek spirituality has been an ongoing walk on the path. There have even been times when I had opted not to believe period. Those times usually existed when I had reached a point wherein I didn't know what to think and thought it best to think of nothing. I'd like to know if there is any other belief system that categorizes itself based not on what it believes but rather what it doesn't believe in. Even gay organizations (whose members probably don't believe in opposite gender sex) allow the room for diversion.