aTheist = not believing in Gods, ie: Jehovah, Allah, Vishnu
atheist = not believing in gods, invisible men who we need to be looking down at us for our actions to make sense.
Christians have atheists pegged pretty well. They’re rightfully terrified of them because atheists are pretty scary people. They make the mistake of not realizing that most people who claim to be atheists are really aTheists.
Is aTheism a stable state though? The mental gymnastics that keep Christians from turning aTheist are the same ones that stop an aTheist from becoming atheist.