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
A person that does not believe in Satan, God, or any other religious figures or beliefs.

Some atheists are bugged by religious people.

Other atheists are cool with the fact that other people have different beliefs.

Many people criticize atheists for celebrating Christmas, which I think is complete and utter bullshit. Christmas, although a religious holiday, has other meanings behind it. It's a time to spend with loved ones as well. So atheists have that right to celebrate Christmas.
Heather: Hey, do you go to church?
Alison: No, I'm an atheist.

Heather: Why are you celebrating Christmas? You're an atheist...
Alison: Get off my ass, Heather.
by hey-its-megan December 14, 2012
1. Someone who isn't afraid of the concept that there might not be a life after death.

2. Someone who does not bow down to a deity that constantly threatens to burn you alive for not believing in a certain way after said deity created you to believe in an alternate way.

3. Someone who, throughout history, has been the source of ridicule and offensiveness. However, when said atheist ridicules a christian, jew, or muslim they are labeled as offensive and blasphemous.
Christian #1: Hey look it's John the Atheist, let's go make fun of him.

Christian #2: Nah, let's convert him instead.
by eggster215 December 29, 2010
A person with no invisible means of support.
Atheist: I do not accept the existence of a deity or of divine beings that I cannot perceive.

Just as a person with belief appears to have no visible means of support. Belief is supported by faith in historical evidence in the Biblical testaments, Josephus, Philo, and other noted historians.
by Chris W. Coldren January 20, 2007
One who does not personally believe in a deity or God. Though some do fully deny the possibility of a God, many simply do not believe in one personally, and accept that others do. A group that faces a lot of discrimination, perhaps the most after Jews.
Atheist: Hello, I am an Atheist.

Tolerant Christian: Sup dude.

Intolerant Christian: Demon! Filth! Urchin! You're in denial of the omnipresent, wonderful God!

Tolerant Christian: Dude, please shut up, you're giving us a bad na-

Intolerant Christian: THEY'RE THE REASON THE WORLD SUCKS! THEY HAVE NO MORALS! GOOD THING I'M GOING TO HEAVEN AND FUCKERS LIKE THAT ARE GOING TO HELL!

Atheist: Actually, I do have morals, I believe killing is wrong, and-

Intolerant Christian: OF COURSE KILLING IS WRONG, IT'S IN THE 10 COMMANDMENTS!

Atheist: I don't follow the Bible though, because I actually
believe killing is wrong myself, I don't need to be ordered to by a "deity".

Intolerant Christian: THAT'S IT, I'M BRINGING MY FRIENDS OVER TO LYNCH YOU, MOTHERFUCKER!

Tolerant Christian: ...I hate myself.
by MrCuddles November 26, 2006
1) Someone who does not believe in a god or any gods.

2) Someone who thinks they're better than those who are religious.
1) Religious person: I'm Christian.

Good Atheist: That's cool, I'm athiest.

2) Religious person: I'm Christian.

Bad Athiest: OMGZ!!! All Christians are such hypocrites!! they discriminate and generalize and think they're better than everyone else! I hate all the stupid Christians!

Religious person: Hey, dumbass, do you realize you just did the exact thing you just accused Christians of doing? You're the fucking hypocrite here, not us.

Bad Atheist: Uh... er... um... stop being smarter than me!
by That Other Girl July 28, 2005
Normal people who lack a belief in a supreme diety. Just like normal people they can be jerks or be nice, it's really not that interesting.
Atheists are just like you and everyone else and probably do not wish to eat your children, because they do not do that sort of thing despite what your Aunt Samantha says.
by Saint Lawrence January 20, 2012
Someone who isn't stupid enough, or gullible enough, to believe in magic, or silly creation myths, especially those of certain ancient, backwater desert tribes.
"At my bible study we were studying Genesis and how God created the Earth and the heavens in 7 days."

"Thats just fucking stupid, i'm an atheist, now get the fuck of my porch."
by shitty von shittenheimer August 17, 2011

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