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How does one define atheism?

  1. celticdude7 profile image68
    celticdude7posted 5 years ago

    How does one define atheism?

  2. TheLifeExperiment profile image58
    TheLifeExperimentposted 5 years ago

    Its the complete lack of faith- no religious connections at all. Most atheists believe in evolution, and some just try to keep away from the subject completely. Atheists are often confused with agnostics, who aren't sure about religion or evolution but keep an open mind.

  3. peeples profile image94
    peeplesposted 5 years ago

    I am an agnostic atheist. I define myself as floating between lack of any belief and the belief that if there is a God then there is no way I would want to worship him given the issues with this world. I don't believe the term atheist can be given just one definition.

  4. nightwork4 profile image59
    nightwork4posted 5 years ago

    i'm an atheist and for me it means i use my head to think and i don't follow just because i'm told to. i believe in myself and other people not in some god or satan or any other spirit. like peeples said, there isn't really one definition.

  5. ackman1465 profile image61
    ackman1465posted 5 years ago

    Let's answer by determining what word-prefixes mean.

    "non" means, "this doesn't apply".... such as "non-sexual"  ((some individual) is "non sexual" if they have no sex life...)

    "anti" means "opposed to"..... such as "anti-social"  ("opposed to" social interactions),

    "Pro" means "in favor of".... such as "pro-abortion" ("in favor of "(allowing) abortions),

    "a" means "isn't within the concern of" .... such as "apolitical"  (doesn't care about politics).

    So, if my definitions are accurate, one who is "atheist" simply has no concern for a Diety (a "God").....  (Corrolate:  That means that the atheist is NOT "anti-God" or "Pro-God".....  simply that they have no concern for or about this topic)....

  6. M. T. Dremer profile image97
    M. T. Dremerposted 5 years ago

    Atheism is not a religion; it is a single belief that there are no real deities. The opposite of this is theism. I can imagine that those who are christian, muslim, jewish and all the other god based religions wouldn't like being defined only as theists. The reason is because its an oversimplification of someone's system of beliefs. For example, Buddhism is an atheist religion. They have religious rituals, traditions and spirituality, but they do not believe in a deity. So, I think it's important for people to remember that atheism does not equal anti-religion. Every human being has a complex history that defines who they are and what they believe. Atheism is only one attribute, like saying my favorite food is hamburgers. It doesn't mean I only eat hamburgers and I'm anti-salad.