Yeah, OK. I appreciate you trying to help me understand. I still don't agree, but that is OK. Some people feel they do have some kind of knowledge of the existence of God. It is the case that atheists generally don't accept that theists do have such a knowledge or experience. Part of the problem is that atheists tend to explain away the things that theists accept as evidence, and they don't know or think much of the philosophical arguments of classical theism.
Anyhow, I think there is equal work to be done by atheists and theists in figuring things out. No one has any breaks that I can see. Taking God out of the equation is only an illusory benefit in terms of lightning the philosophical load.
Not necessarily true, unless both the words Bigfoot and God are just placeholders for nouns and are devoid of any meaning. I know you are coming at this from the position of neither of them existing, and that is why you think this answer works, but it really doesn't, imo.Perhaps it can, but that is not what we usually see. Like I said earlier, if one only has a belief in a God's existence, and nothing else about this God, it is not any different then a belief in Bigfoot as for what it means for a person.
Why do you suppose that a theist girl would necessarily conclude that Joseph Smith does speak for God just because he claims to speak for God? That's a leap I am not willing to take with you.In this situation one would be in the same situation as the atheist only concerning themselves with what they, or other people, think. It gets more complicated when one concerns themselves with what God might think as for how we live our lives. I imagine the atheist girl that get propositioned by someone like Joseph Smith has an easier time then a theist girl who thinks he speaks for God.