Not a greedy know-it-all teenager, who pretends to hate religion but celebrates Christmas, as posted by anonymous, rather someone who does not believe in god. This person may or may not celebrate the overly-commercial holiday of Christmas which no longer has a basis in religion.
I do not believe in any deity, therefore I am an atheist.
by Anonymous March 03, 2005
A person who lacks or has an absence of belief in God or gods.
The phrase "There are no atheists in foxholes" isnt an argument against atheists, its an argument against foxholes!
by Icehawk April 13, 2004
Someone who believes that when we die, nothing happens.
Atheist: When we die, nothing happens.
Non-Atheist: So we don't go to heaven?
Atheist: No.
by jonnyg1 October 19, 2006
1.) We are just normal people trying to live our lives.

2.) An atheist, contrary to seemingly popular belief, is a relatively normal person.

The atheist simply believes that there is/are no God/gods. Generally, atheists don't consider themselves to be smarter than all theists. You could say that atheism is taking the Christian practice of not recognizing such beliefs as Paganism one step further in not recognizing any religion. Atheists also tend to be more tolerant, and usually do not proselytize. Atheism is not a "belief," it is a lack of any belief and does not function as a religion would, in that the amount of atheists holds no significance.

The atheist is characterized as explaining that the Big Bang was the beginning of everything around us, but not able to explain how it came about. The Christian is characterized as then pointing out the necessicity of a God for such an act. This is where atheists differ from theists.

Atheists, for the most part, believe that the initial "ingredients" for today's universe have always been present, since it is impossible to create something from nothing. Yes, it is true that no one knows how this came to be, but then again, how can we start to understand something so incredibly complex in its nature when the necessary technology have only just come into exisitence in the last century? It will be an ongoing struggle in the following years to finally understand this phenomenon. We just don't insert God into the equation.
I am an atheist, in that I'll accept you for what you believe even if I don't quite agree with you.
Someone who does not subscribe to any religions and does not believe in any gods or deities.

Strong atheism: Makes a claim that no gods exist.

Weak atheism: Does not make any claim about the existance of gods. Does not believe in gods because there is no evidence for them.
"Hey do you want to go to my church this Sunday?"
"No I am an atheist"

Do you believe in god?

Strong atheist: No, gods are just fairy tales created by man.

Weak atheist: No, there is no evidence for me to justify such a beleif with.
by charlesas April 05, 2010
someone believing in no religion and or afterlife.
Because Susie was an atheist, she was not bothered by the other students chanting "Go to hell Susie! Go to hell!"
by Dr.Octillary April 08, 2011
Someone who believes in no God. Most people really don't care about religious beliefs and don't judge their friends off of them. You know what they say...
Atheist:I don't believe in God
Christian:Oh, that's cool
Atheist:What? Your not going to persecute me for saying that?
Christian:No, not at all. My best argument is this - If YOUR right and IM wrong about God, I lose nothing. However, if IM right and YOUR wrong, well, sucks to be you...
by yubber75 October 18, 2010
There are two types of atheists, but the word refers to one who lacks belief in Gods, angels, etc. A lot of atheists are respectful to what religious people believe while many others are not. The intolerant ones tend to bash religion-particularly Christianity at any chance they get and assume that all Christians are arrogant and prejudice. (Just to be fair, yes, some Christians are like this, but they cannot call themselves Christians when their attitude goes against what Jesus taught and think they can use his words to pass judgment. But there are plenty of others who actually care how someone feels.)
Christian: "I believe God and Jesus are guiding me and will help me."

Tolerant Atheist: "Religion is not really my cup of tea, but that's cool."

Christian: "I believe God and Jesus will help me."
Intolerant Atheist: "Shut up you stupid Bible thumper! Your God isn't real!"
by jklsh June 25, 2012

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