Originally posted by josephw
That's silly. If atheists claim there's no Creator, then it's obvious that's what they think.
I'm not lying. You are.
Oh, so that clarifies matters. You are talking about people who claim there's no Creator, and you're claim is that they are deluded in this.
Granting that theistic claimants have the right to define what properties their God has, it seems that all an atheist can do is point out logical or historical inconsistencies in those definitions, if there are such. But all the theist need do is to include in the definition, the notion that God is beyond human understanding. So yes, it is a mistake for atheists to think that they have factual knowledge that no such God exists.
Edit: But it is arguable whether this qualifies the theist to render a psychological diagnosis of delusion. This is more than likely a mere rhetorical flourish.