4Vandy, yes, any rational person will tell you that everything could be the result of a creator; however, if there is no evidence of it, you do not assert is as fact. You will never hear me say "There is no creator."
You will hear me say "There is no evidence of a creator" and that the biblical story of creation (or, for example, Noah's ark) is at odds with evidence.
You will also hear me say that new evidence is found all the time and that new methods of collecting or analyzing evidence changes all the time.
But the point here is one of the pursuit of knowledge. Neil De Grasse Tyson put it well:
Originally said by NdGT: What would bother me is if you were so content in your answer that you no longer had curiosity to learn how it happened. The day you stop looking because you are content that God did it, I don’t need you in the lab. You are useless…
There have been countless times where things were so inconceivable to human knowledge that they were attributed to the hand of a deity. If we stopped asking questions, where would this world be today?
Saying there is no evidence of something is not saying it is not true. At that point you look for evidence and you examine the issue. Perhaps my biggest beef with the bible is that it viewed the Tree of Knowledge as a bad thing.
In my opinion, saying a deity lacks evidence of existence because he cannot be known through evidence is pretty weak when it comes to trying to actually pursue knowledge. I know some people have religious experiences that convince them in their certainty, but to be offended by the fact that some with to live in the empirical world and ensure that science is taught in our classrooms based on evidence is, in and of itself, offensive.
Folks are more than welcome to live as they please and I don't begrudge them their choices, but when leaders in this country try to impose those values in classrooms and in our governments, it impacts all of us and needs to be combated.