I think some of the more radical posters have moved on and the mods are doing a good job of enforcing better behavior.The atheists are still here, but they seem to be more content to live and let live than they were when I first came here.
Ex-elder Benson will be back at some point... At least I predict he will... He's clearly the "most visible atheist" here, and his presence figures strongly in the perceptions of many. But right now the board appears to me to be really slow (not sure why), and that may be a factor in what you're "seeing."
As for myself, these days I make a lousy agnostic even, but other than Steve and one other believer, I don't think I know what the beliefs of many here are.
I just don't pay any attention to that one. I grew up an atheist among the faithful Mormons, and I like to tweak folks by stealing that old "As you are, I once was" couplet the Hinkster said he wasn't sure they taught anymore.
But as John Prine sang: "To believe in this living is just a hard way to go."
Edit: And after slipping over to e-mail a friend, I suddenly realized OP's POV of view is particularly dichotomous...
/recycle Old Cabbie Speech about "black-and-white thinking"
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/15/2018 04:35AM by SL Cabbie.
The board isn’t set up to be pro-atheist and never was, as far as I know.
But if you’ve been observing as long as I have, then I too have noticed a difference in the quantity and vehemence of atheistic posts, from the hey-day of the New Atheism/Skeptic cultural phenomena to now. But I haven’t observed closely enough to know how much of this change is because the more strident have moved on or have stayed on and are simply less strident now.
Either way, the board changes constantly, as old voices die away, new voices rise up and all voices naturally change their tenor over time.