1 - Still, however, no definition of a *real* atheist.Quote
most real atheists reject spiritual hypotheses in favor of materialist alternatives, not philosophical "nothing"--and they must prove them against "nothing
2. As an atheist, I do not "reject" a 'spiritual' hypothesis, since as far as I know, there is no such thing.
3. Therefore, it cannot be rejected in favour of something else.
4. Still, too, no definition of 'spiritual'.
5. As always, it is up to the person making a claim of anything non-observable, undetectable in any way, etc to provide objective evidence, or even a hypothesis, for it. Those who lack belief in anything like that, simply watch and wait.