Originally posted by Nicksten
I agree with Dasa to the point that the Creator is God (The God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob of the Bible)
I have to add this.....
You also get the type of atheist who does not believe in God but believes that there was "a helping hand" involved at some point in time. They often refer to them as either a god, the real God or aliens.
If someone believes in a god or gods then they are a theist.
And thus not, by definition, an atheist.
There is no type of atheist who believes that there was a god or real god,
because then they wouldn't be an atheist.