What does "atheist" mean to you?

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  1. Jesus was a hippy profile image61
    Jesus was a hippyposted 11 years ago

    What does "atheist" mean to you?

    Do you understand atheism to be the active belief that there is no god? Do you take it to mean the active rejection of all gods? Do you simply take it to mean the lack of belief in any god just like a baby or a dog has? Do you think it means all of the above? What makes the most sense to you? Which requires the least explanation?

  2. Alexander Pease profile image61
    Alexander Peaseposted 11 years ago

    I think that the term atheist means this:

    They do not believe in a divine being(s). They only believe in what they can feel, see, touch, etc.

  3. irenemaria profile image60
    irenemariaposted 11 years ago

    Greek for a = without teo = God. There is no God, I have no proofs and so on.
    Buses Promote Atheism
    “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.” This slogan has been displayed on 200 buses in London, England; on another 600 countrywide; and on two giant screens in London’s Oxford Street, reports The Guardian newspaper. The originators say that their campaign is in response to religious advertising that condemns nonbelievers to hellfire. The word “probably” is used in order to meet the rules of Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority, since it is impossible to prove that God does not exist. One objective of the campaign is to encourage more atheists to “come out,” to reveal their views.

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    Motown2Chitownposted 11 years ago

    It means no belief in G/gods - not an active disbelief that there is/are no G/gods.  One requires nothing but a lack of belief.  The other requires an active assertion that there is nothing.  To actively assert that there is nothing, one must be able to prove that there is nothing.

  5. infodetective profile image61
    infodetectiveposted 11 years ago

    someone who '' Believes '' on '' No Belief ''. and dares to say it out loud...

  6. sophia jia profile image59
    sophia jiaposted 11 years ago

    there is no a very restrictive faith trends to me. I only open my heart to one trend if I want to believe it. certainly, it is only a slight appreciation.

  7. ii3rittles profile image83
    ii3rittlesposted 11 years ago

    To me, an atheist simply doesn't believe in spirituality or a higher power or creator (God). Yet atheist tend to believe in more super natural things than believers of God, so to me, there is no such thing as an atheist. Everyone believes in something they have never seen.

  8. maria.rose profile image39
    maria.roseposted 11 years ago

    To avoid that "believe" word which is often twisted by theists to prove that we "believe" in something: An atheist is someone who has thought things through, concluded that there is no god now or ever, and accepted that fact.

  9. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 11 years ago

    to me it just means that i don't believe in a god of any kind. no higher power, no satan and no lord. i believe in myself and other humans.

  10. TimMEy profile image74
    TimMEyposted 11 years ago

    I consider myself an atheist and for me it is just a way to say that I myself do not believe in God. There are many things in which I do believe like Love, Life and the Future. On the other hand I accept people how believe in God and let them be themselves, as long as they return the favor.

  11. David Warren profile image84
    David Warrenposted 11 years ago

    person who denies or disbelieves the existence of a supreme being or beings.

    also see anti-atheist and pro-atheist noun, adjective


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