Seriously, what’s up with this? According to a new Pew study on religion, 21% of atheists believe in God: either a personal or impersonal force. And 8% are absolutely certain that a God exists. 12% even believe in heaven, and 10% in hell!
Either we have here a very lousy study, a heck of a lot of joke answers, or a fair number of people who are remarkably confused about what “atheist” means. I very much doubt that the bulk of these contradictory responses represent the sort of sophisticatedly confusing theologies of people like Paul Tillich.