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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.
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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
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a person who loves life not because a book told them too but because it is all that we have.someone who is in awe of the majesty of the universe but will not use an easy crutch like religion to explain the inexplicable.
a moral person who holds logic and truth as their guides.
love, respect and peace are not the preserve of the religous.
by be excellent to each other August 29, 2003
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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
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There are several definitions for this:

1. A person who likes to argue about everything, and will try to make up "facts" to try and disprove any divine creation.

2. A person who thinks it is cool to not belive in any gods. Sometime they think it is cool because thier parents are very religious. Most often young in age, often in highschool or colledge.

3. A scholar, or scientist who thinks that there can be no gods becasue they see lifeforms thru a microscope. They disbelive that such intricacy can be created by anyone, even the divine.

4. A person who honestly belives in no divine powers often because they have gone thru a hard time in thier lives, and dont see how there could be a God who allows such bad things to happen.

5. A person who is angry at orginized religions, and holds a grudge against the people they claim to be "brainwashed". They are often not creative enough to make up thier own gods.

Take it, or leave it.
1. "Ha, you belive in God? how could there be a God when there are aliens?"
2. "Ya, im an atheist. I use to be a Catholic, but then I became a Trendy."
3. "I simply dont see how any sort of being could have created nature."
4. "My mother was killed by some carjacker. Where was God then?"
5. "Ha, you belive in God? Ya, I use to belive in all thoes fairy tales, then I realized they were lies."
by Skoll May 10, 2005
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Atheist-One who does not believe that God or gods exist. That's it. That's all there is to it. NEVER i mean fucking NEVER judge a whole group of people because of what some of them believe. Yes, some blindly condemn religion. Yes, some are just angry, angst-ridden teens. Yes, some say they don't believe but inside actually do. And yes, some are confused and don't know what to believe, or are just scared to. But some athiests actually CARE about the truth and have done research and personal reflection to come to a personal conclusion based on tons and tons of thought. Also, NEVER assume that you're right! No matter what you believe. Even if someone honestly believe something completely ridiculous to YOU, keep that to YOURSELF. Judging people BEFORE you really know them is parallel to racism, and people can NEVER be judged as a group. Some athiests are conceeded assholes who are so smug cause they believe they're right. But some athiests have considered the possiblities of higher powers and have actually TRIED to believe in greater enlightenment through God. I have my beliefs and that has NOTHING to do with my personality. I can have fun. I can use common sense and rationality. I think about consequences. I think about other people's feelings. I know that my reasons for this disbelief may offend you, so i KNOW that i have to keep them to myself unless asked to say why. People, you have YOUR beliefs of what you think is right. That doesn't mean you have to bring it upon other people, even if you THINK you're doing the right thing. Everyone has their reasons for thinking something, but someone's belief in their own personal TRUTH cant tell you who they are. Please, people respect each other. That's all the world needs. Respect and common sense.
Accept minor flaws, accept human imperfection, and accept people's identities. I'm not perfect. I KNOW there's a possibility that I'm wrong. Maybe some people just need to hear that.
Dude 1: Dude you coming to the party tonight?
Dude 2: Nah, sorry. Got church tomorrow.
1: Alright, man. Do whatcha gotta do.
2: Say you wanna come some time? Just so you can see what I beleive?
1: Sure, why not? I might be atheist, but who knows? Exploring the possibilities may find something that appeals to me more. It would be ignorant to just assume without personal thought that there is no higher power.
2: Glad to hear it.

(You see?! 2 people with completely different beliefs that can still be friends because they accept their PERSONALITIES over religion)
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Someone that believes that there is no god. Some are more tolerant than others some are more fanatical than others, just like in every other group in the world.

PS: To the Christians, we tend to comment on you the most because you tend to attack the most. I have yet to run into a Buddhist monk ranting about how I'm going to suffer for all eternity for not being Buddhist.
Someone less tolerant of others: Haha. You're religious?! Stupid f*cking loser.

Someone more tolerant of others: Oh, I see. You're religious. I'm atheist.
by Atchan September 18, 2005
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