Theism is a mirror image to the term philosophy, which most often entails a set of beliefs operating in governments, science and overall guesses about reality. A person who ascribes to a particular point of view in science may call his or her self an atheist. "A" means anti and "theistic" means theism. Theism is a philosophy speaking to a certain group of belief systems that are ascribed to corporate religious structures such as Catholic, Baptist, Hindu, etc.
Theisms, theories, and philosophies are all systems of thought. Atheism, then should be the eradication of all this.
It is not.
Granted, science can puff out its chest and say, "we're beyond all that! We have the scientific method." And, what is the scientific method? It is a way in which to look at the world, which in the mind of many scientists is objective. By objective they mean their results are verifiable.
Yet, are they truly verifiable? Or is the scientist projecting his or her prejudices in the equation. This was questioned in the early part of last century during the study of the behavior of electrons in Quantum Physics studies.
It appears that subatomic particles appear as waves when not observed and as particles when observed. In other words, what a scientist sees is in relationship to his seeing. There is no "objective" universe out there with an "objective" mind in the head of the scientist. The construction of reality is a function of consciousness and one's conditioning.
So, if you took a tab of acid, LSD, your view of this article will change dramatically. What you see is a function and intercourse between your state of mind and what is on this screen.
So, what makes the LSD perception less real than that of a born again Christian who has seen God?