New atheism is so disgusting that I refuse to call myself an atheist even though i don’t believe in god
Except now you’re allowing one type of atheism rule all others.
The best way to break stereotypes and create a positive connotation on “atheism” is by living a positive life, sharing positive exchanges, etc. while being an open atheist.
I understand where you’re coming from(not wanting to be related to beliefs and behaviors that arent yours) but I feel thats more of a reason to say “Im an atheist. Im moral. Im respectful. The only thing that atheism defines is a lack of belief in the existence of gods.” Is it not?
Because even if you don’t use the term “atheist” the negative stereotype will still follow with “I dont believe in a god”