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A very broad catagory of people that others may consider anything from unethical to logical. In truth atheism (a-lacking; theism-beleif in a higher power) makes up a large number of people with different beleifs. Not all atheists are such because they don't have proof that God exists.

I, for one, am atheist because I know that if I were Christian, and I ended up in heven, I would feel guilty that a good many people in hell were there for eternity because they grew up with one set of "heretical" beleifs and "were never taught better".

I beleive that hell is a punishment that people are told they will face if they are not good to their fellow man. This would be a good thing, however, if, say, a Native American, who did not beleive Christ was the son of God and did only good during his life, goes to hell, that defeats the concept.

Nobody has the right to say one child is born with "original sin" and the way to cleanse him is to pay the church.

I have many reasons to be atheist (and science is one of them). It is always better to judge the individual than to put everybody into about 25 groups and dictate their right to live on this planet based on that.
by Anonymous May 25, 2003
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1. A Theist, a person with belief in a God, from the Greek theos, belief. Often has dreams of grandeur due to belief that they're right.
2. Atheist, a person without belief in a God, from the Greek A, without, and theos, belief. Often has dreams of grandeur due to the belief that they're right.
1. Yayhew exists
2. Oh no he doesn't
1. Oh yes he does
by Ytaker January 03, 2005
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A person who puts their life confidence in something visible. This person gets the feelings of love, harmony, unity, acceptance, courage, strength, patience, joy and all the other things that God brings from something worldly. They either believe in themselves while thinking that Christians do not (wrong) or believe in someone/thing else (ie. girlfriend, drugs, technology, scientist) to bring them hope and joy. The problem with this is personal to the atheist as it is a system of faith that will eventually fail. What happens if the person you believe in dies, or gets ill? What happens if you run out of cocaine or alcohol to feel social? They do not worship these things, but the atheist relies upon them just as the spiritualist relies on God.
Me: Explain how the world came into existence
Atheist: Science
Me: Yes I believe in that as well, but its not all an accident
Atheist: WHA?? you believe in science?
(shit, there goes 20 of my arguments)
by Elbarto150 October 16, 2008
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The one true religion that should be supreme
i am an athiest and proud of it
by g March 15, 2005
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1. One who spends all their free time writing up definitions of "atheists" on urban dictionary that present atheists as rational and level-headed.

2. An adult who found out about Santa Claus when he was three and therefore is sour about believing anything else.

3. An emo teenager whose outlook on life would contradict itself if they also believed that there was a loving God.

4. One who categorically does not believe in God or gods, but is not any of the above and is pretty normal.
Atheist: Dude, atheists aren't mean just because we can't tolerate a cross the size of an ant on a state flag! BUT CHRISTIANS ARE BECAUSE THEY ACTUALLY TRY TO CONVERT PEOPLE TO THEIR RELIGION!!!
Christian: ...that's not intolerant...
by ladidaaaaaaaaa October 25, 2007
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A person who has given up faith in religions or any high science, and relys on their 5 senses, basic instincts and material science to determine what they believe.
Side affects: -may not see a difference between humans and animals.
-May believe in survival of the fittest or other rules of nature.
-may not find a purpose in life, or believe in an afterlife.
Atheist: "Wait a second, its scientificly impossible to have a man in the clouds, therefore, God doesn't exist at all."
by Jerry J. October 10, 2005
45 200
The fool. Even a fool could know what a fool is. A fool is a very stupid,extremely dumb,and incredibly ignorant human being. As in `duh, what is reality?`
The fool knows not that he is a fool unless he reads Psalm 53.1 then he can find out from God himself what he is, which would be `the fool`
`There is no God says the fool in his heart.` Psalm 53.1 and there you have it, folks, from God himself. An atheist is `THE fool` not `a` fool, but `the` fool. A person actully singled out by God and called `the` fool for saying `there is no God` And that is what God calls him for saying such a thing.
The Bible is called `the Book`, so I guess you get the message here about the atheist being `the fool`.
by Atheist shunner January 23, 2007
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A strong minded person who has dedicated himself to a disbelief in god based on roughly the same amount of evidence a religious follower uses to dedicate himself to a belief in god. These type of people typically profess themselves as logically superior, yet its not uncommon for them to base their disbelief in god on a simple dislike for organized religions. They are as unable to accept uncertainty as your average believer.
by Anonymous September 30, 2003
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