There are two kinds of atheism: strong (positive) atheism and weak (negative) atheism. The difference between these two is basically that a weak atheist doesn't believe in God, while a strong atheist believes in no God.
Weak atheism is essentially the same as agnosticism
]. It states that since we have no proof of a God, we cannot know for sure that one exists. Strong atheism states that since we live in a scientific world where the existence of things is determined solely by their observability, we cannot assume anything unobservable to exist. God isn’t observable, therefore he doesn’t exist (cf. Occam’s Razor). This doesn't mean that an atheist wouldn't WANT to believe in God, it merely means that he has no REASON to believe in it/him.
Strong atheists often question the special treatment weak atheists – and theists – give to religion. If they believe that the tooth fairy or Santa Claus do not exist, why are they willing to give God a benefit of the doubt?
Strong atheism is often equated with religion since it takes a strong stance on the issue. This is, however, fallacious. Religion is not based on rationality, and strong atheists value rationality over fantasy. Therefore atheism is not parallel with religion.
I do not follow atheism. I merely concur with it.
The belief that a god or more than one god does not exist. Atheists believe in facts that are proven to be true and tend to lean toward science for answers. They believe things happen in the absolute literal sense and not in the spiritual sense.
Person 1: Why did bad things happen to good people?
Person 2: Bad things happen to everybody good and bad people. Even though it may seem like good people have worse luck bad people have just as bad. Which is why I believe in atheism
Person 3: I am Catholic so I believe the lord Jesus Christ is our savior and there is Heaven and Hell
Person 4: I don't believe in god but I accept your religion and will not make fun.
Person 3: Thank you and I accept your belief even though ignorant people of my religion may not accept your belief
Simply put, atheism is logic.
Well, I used to live a blinded life, led by a fictional superbeing that cannot possibly exist in this dimension, but then I thought: "what the hell am I doing?" So, I chose the path of atheism.
The belief that your belief sucks
Christianity is stupid because they believe in god, atheism doesn't involve that so atheists agree that Christianity is stupid
either the belief that there is no god, or the belief that humanity doesn't know enough to make assumptions that lean in any particular direction. not to be confused with satanism which is in fact a religion. atheism is NOT a religion but a lack thereof.
billions of people have died in history by people killing in the name of various gods or religions.
atheism is a bit less violent in most situations, dont you think?
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".
Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
Atheism never gains any prophets.
The stance arrived at when one extends the same incredulity to all religions equally, instead of being able to arbitrarily put blind faith into one.
Atheism is not an outright rejection of the possibility of deity, or an immature rebellion against god. Atheism is simply an unwillingness to accept any obviously ridiculous dogmas (like believing in a loving, intelligent god who sends people to hell for arbitrarily selecting the wrong set of beliefs) concerning the unknowable until presented with a reason to do so.
"Atheism is nothing more than the noises reasonable people make when in the presence of religious dogma." - Sam Harris