J.D.You literally do not know what you are talking about.
There's no way you'll actually take the time to watch this, but Sam Harris is arguably the most prominent atheist in the world right now aside from Richard Dawkins and I guess Bill Maher, and he explains quite succinctly.
Atheism has no belief structure. It is an absence of belief. A refusal to believe things without proof. If it were a belief system defined by an attempt to prove the non-existence of God, that would be idiotic, because it is LOGICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO PROVE A NEGATIVE.
That's quite the bold statement from your part to claim that I do not know what I am talking about but go ahead and say it.
FYI- logic proves negatives every day. Look to the Modus Tolens logical rule for proving a negative position. So, be careful when you say it is logically impossible.
What I think you mean is that it is logically impossible to negatively prove that something exists. Which is natural because you can't logically prove the existence of anything. Existence is not a logical predicate, and this is what ultimately defeats any logical proof for the existence of God.
Russell's "teapot theory" (while I do believe to be correct) combats the position "if you cannot prove me to be wrong, I am therefore correct" is not what I was arguing against. I was remarking that atheists often times claim that God does not exist, and therefore they commonly seek to prove it. They claim not-X, and seek to prove not-X. It is not the same as Russell's teapot. Moreover, I was not suggesting they do. I was not suggesting they should. I am not an atheist and do not claim to be one.
Sam Harris has his opinions on atheism, but he simply can't write it out of philosophy because he thinks he should. His polemic arguments are half philosophical and half emotionally charged/belittling against his opponents and fall dangerously close to frequently committing the argumentum ad hominem fallacy. And they are his opinions. People can be technically atheists, as well as non-racists, or secularists etc. despite what he says.
I will watch this specific youtube video and see what he is up to again.