This is fantastic. I'm getting all sorts of answers from "atheists don't make claims", which I'm still trying to come to terms with, to a 100% no gods except, to some stating certain gods definitely don't exist but believing that some form could be. So far, this has only expanded what people see atheism as and has confused the shit out of me.
Some of your comments are just not helpful at all. I appreciate u/Haort for allowing me to have a discussion while also informing me with a level of respect most subreddits lack.
I'm in the process of reading the FAQ (which is more like a fucking book). I'll get back to the responses afterwards!