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Actively opposes a belief in gods of any sort and to institutions built around belief in a deity. They believe that religion is harmful to individuals and society and that it impedes scientific progress and encourages immoral acts.
An anti-theist may see religious harm in the brainwashing of children, faith healing, circumcision, holy wars, terrorism, the inquisition, blood sacrifice, and discrimination against homosexuals and women.
by kookycole May 26, 2012

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A rejection of the belief in the existence of a God or Gods. Atheism itself is not a religion or a belief, but is accepted within some religious and spiritual belief systems, including Jainism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Neo-pagan and Wicca. Although some atheists are also anti-theists, who oppose organized religion others are merely indifferent. In spite of some people generalizing atheists as being immoral, they tend to have a lower crime rate and as a population are no less moral than theists.
Scientists and highly rational people tend to subscribe to atheism because they believe in Occam's Razor:
"A principle urging one to select among competing hypotheses that which makes the fewest assumptions and thereby offers the simplest explanation of the effect".
by kookycole May 26, 2012

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