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
One who denys on disbelives the existance of God.
Atheists are NOT the same as Wiccans.
by Oh Em Gee August 29, 2006
An under-evolved individual who has not yet developed the ability to understand concepts beyond the three dimensions that his five senses are limited to.

It can also be that he (she) makes a conscious decision to deny the existence of a god in an attempt to quench the feelings of guilt over his (her) behavior. Guilt that would not be present if there were in fact no god.
There is no god. We are all animals. Kill the jew dogs.
by sihth July 18, 2005
Someone who does not believe in a deity.
Person A: Hey! How come I didn't see you at church yesterday?
Person B: Oh, I'm done with church and the whole God thing. I've decided to become an Atheist.
by Chel H. February 16, 2008
A person who doesn't believe in god. Someone who doesn't believe that there is a heaven or hell. Close to an agnostic, who doesn't believe that either (god or darwinism) can be proven or disproven.
Freedom of religion includes freedom from religion-No one should care if anyone is atheist or christian, everyone is entitled to their own beliefs
by me August 14, 2003
Someone who believes in science rather than a god or gods.

Note: This also excludes a belief in satan. Only satanists worship satan. Contrary to christian propaganda, atheists are happy, tolerant people and except in the cases of a religon being imposed upon them, they understand the diversity of beliefs, and conseal their distaste towards religon so as not to offend others.
1. Hey, you there, other atheist! Do you ever notice how we are so much happier than christians because we don't have to adhere to stupid, self contradictory rules, have Sunday morning to sleep-in, and have the knowlage that when we die, we loose all consious thought, and our bodies rot in a coffin.

2. Thankyou Mr. Atheist, without you, there'd be no TV, cars, computers, pornography or extra-warm socks because of how much christians hate science.

3. Wow, those christians sure seem angry at us atheists. Maybe its because our science has made their religon obsolete in filling the void of ignorance from thousands of years ago, and they are scared that they have based their whole lives around a fallacy, and that we are right and they are wrong.
by Anthr4x September 23, 2005
A person who does not believe in a deity
I don't believe in God, Yahweh, Allah (all the same deity), Vishnu, Shiva, Brahma, or any other god or goddess. Therefore, I am an atheist.
by Walnut Obezyana October 08, 2006
someone who does not believe in any gods. there are two kinds of atheists: strong atheists believe that the existence of gods are impossible, weak atheists (called agnostics) don't believe in god, but would start believing in him if he were proven true.

atheists usually come in two flavors: atheists who don't believe in god based on science, evolution, the big bang, humanism, skepticism and logic. the second group, unfortunately, are goths and vampires who don't believe in god because it's "alternative" and "anti-establishment".
Atheist: Gods are a logic fallacy
by Phil the Pill September 05, 2006

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