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.
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.
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.
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)....
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.
by Rishad I Habib 8 years ago
Well like religion, i think atheism too varies from atheist to atheist..what is the standard form of atheism, its purpose and strengths over religions??
by Cattleprod Media 7 years ago
I find most people are clueless. They say they are atheist, but can't properly form an argument as to WHY, or they say they are agnostic, with zero clue as to WHAT that is.Ignorance, above all, is our weakness. Not religion. Although ignorance and religion are good bedfellows.
by Brittany Williams 4 years ago
Atheism only means the lack of a belief in God. Why is it so hard for Christians to realize that we dismiss their religion for the same reasons that they dismiss all other religions? It doesn't make us horrible people, immoral, or mean that we are going to hell. It just means that we think the...
by Mahaveer Sanglikar 4 years ago
Is atheism becoming another religion? I am asking this question because many atheists are loudly talking against 'other' religions, like many of the the propagandists of religions do.I myself am an atheist, and I think it is not necessary to speak against religions. Instead of that we should...
by augustine72 6 years ago
I have talked to many atheists and some say that atheists are people who do not believe in the concept of God. But in the past people said that atheists were people who believed that there was "no God". What actually is atheism?
by kirstenblog 8 years ago
I was reading a different thread that got me thinking about the history or religion and that it goes far back into history with many incarnations in different societies. Atheism on the other hand does not seem to have such a strong presence in history. As I understand the societies of say my...
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