Atheist don’t “believe” anything about religion. Atheism is not really about assertions, it’s more about accepting evidence and acknowledging where there is no evidence.
Atheism is not a “belief,” it’s a conclusion, a studied conclusion.
I was raised in the church, I was baptized, I was content in my beliefs up til I was 14 years old; but they just didn’t hold up to critical examination; so I would have to hold to lies or accept and articulate the facts. Atheism didn’t require that I believe, or anything else, there’s not formal way to reject fiction, even tough the Religious try to pretend that there is some Atheist Religion or Dogma, but there isn’t.
I have no issue with folklore, mythology, mysticism, or beliefs…when they are not politicized. There is a wealth of lessons to be leaned from fables, and fantastic fictional stories.
I’ve read the Mtu Ntr, I learned a lot and I’ve recommended it to others.
I agree our Spiritual Systems, Religions, and Goods are best; and the only ones worthy of our worship and adherents.
#AfricanGodsOnly is my mantra.