[Please head over to the newer post On Defining Atheism and Atheists.]
Consider the following description of a human being X:
X believes that a personal God exists and X believes that a personal God does not exist.
I’m interested in which of these options you’d say is correct:
(A) There is no person who satisfies that description;
(B) Any person who satisfies that description is an atheist;
(C) Any person who satisfies that description is not an atheist;
(D) Any person who satisfies that description is neither an atheist nor not an atheist.
It’s clear that any such person is intellectually dishonest, is self-contradictory, is self-deceived, etc.
That’s not the issue.