Again, you have that much correct, and nobody has said otherwise. Realize this and you will see your error. No, it doesn't. You either voted yes or did not vote yes. There is no third option regarding if you voted yes. You either believe in God or you don't believe in God. There is no third option regarding if you believe in God. Believing there is no God is something more than just not believing in God. Voting no is something more than just not voting yes. How many yes votes does somebody who did not vote yes have? How many yes votes does somebody who voted no have? Zero. Exactly zero in both cases. Yet there is an important difference between not voting and voting no, now isn't there?