Let's end the stereotypes about atheists now.

I'm an atheist. Does this mean I love science? Not necessarily. I simply did not feel anything whatsoever going to church when I was little, and therefore, stopped believing. It was when I got older that the "Is realigion really plausible?" thoughts popped into my head.

Does it mean that I have faith in the government? Au contraire--I think the government and politicians and all that junk are mostly corrupt and stupid.

Do I hate other people for believing in God? Nope. In fact, I love diversity. The world would be boring as hell if we were all atheists.

Have I ever gone out of my way to convince a theist that what I believe is right? That's wrong too. I can't tell you for sure whether I'm right or wrong--it's not like a have proof or anything--so I don't bother with arguing over it. Unfortunately, a lot of theists don't pay me the same respect. :(

Am I evil? A theist may think so, but I don't. I love giving to charities, I participate in my school's choir, I love my family, and I don't smoke, drink excessively, or take sex lightly, I've never betrayed anyone, I get good grades, and I'm really nice to others.

I also have faith--not in a God, but in myself and those around me. I believe in living my life as happily as I can, since it is the only life I think I have to live. I don't constantly look to God to pull me through tough times; I pull myself through and make myself stronger.
"It is an interesting and demonstrable fact, that all children are atheists and were religion not inculcated into their minds, they would remain so" ~Ernestine Rose

"Atheism is a non-prophet organization" ~George Carlin
by Miss Logic May 05, 2006
Many people often confuse atheism with agnosticism, by saying that atheists are confused and have no faith whatsoever. This is not true. Although there are many different kids of atheists, the many principle is that there is no God or higher being. They do not always rely on science to come to this conclusion. Therefore, atheists do believe and have faith; they believe that there is no God and they have faith that God does not exist. Agnostics do not believe in God but they do not believe that there is no God. Atheism is often a teenage phase, but it also lasts for life. Some Atheists judge Christians, Jews, etc., but some do not, and I think it is very judgemental to classify all Atheists as "self-obsessed judgemental people who hate anyone who's not an atheist". In my experience, if you respect an Atheist's religion, they are, in most cases, more than likely to respect yours.
One:

Religious Person: Hey, I have youth group this weekend. Wanna come?
Atheist: Thanks, but no thanks. I don't believe in God.
Religious Person: Oh, that's cool. I respect that.

Two:

Religious Person: Hey, I have youth group this weekend. Wanna come?
Atheist: Thanks, but no thanks. I don't believe in God.
Religious Person: OH MY GOD. WHY NOT? JESUS IS MY LORD AND SAVIOR AND THE BIBLE CLEARLY STATES THAT. IT'S REALLY STUPID NOT TO BELIEVE IN GOD. I HAVE TO SAVE YOU.

Three:

Religious Person: Hey, I have youth group this weekend. Wanna come?
Atheist: OH MY GOD, NO. CHRISTIANITY IS A BUNCH OF FAIRY-TALES, STUPID MADE UP STORIES. YOU SHOULD BE AN ATHEIST, JUST LIKE ME, THEN YOU'LL BE SCIENTIFIC AND SMART AND LOGICAL AND STUFF LIKE THAT.
Religious Person: Erm... okay.

My Point Is:
Obviously, there are assholes in every religion / way of living that you think you should live just like them. Some Christians are like that, some Atheists are like that, some Jews are like that, and so on, and so on. This will never change, but just because you know one or two people like that, it doesn't mean that they are all like that.
by sfifsioasfiofifas April 24, 2006
one who cannot define logically, scientifically, or pragmatically the existance of a God
An atheist may say, "If there is a God, we would have figured Him out by now. But we haven't, so, logically, there must not be one."
A God-fearing Christian may say, "I may not see, understand, or sometimes find You, but I trust You are there because You promised."

"Little round planet in a big universe, sometimes it looked blessed, sometimes it looks cursed. Depends on what you look at, obviously, but even more it depends on the way that you see." Bruce Cockburn
by TDL February 25, 2007
One who, on evaluation of all the evidence presented, believes in the nonexistence of deities, God or otherwise. The term implies neither indecision nor the unwillingness to re-evaluate one's stance when presented with new evidence.
Atheists lack faith. Lack of faith is not a faith itself.
by Jennifer93 July 10, 2006
A person who denies the reality of God (particularly Jesus Christ, despite historical proof of His otherworldly being), and lives life 'free' trusting in science and 'logic'. This despite the fact that may be able to point out when and how the universe was created, but are unable to state WHY. Stephen Hawking himself made this point. Despite so much being unknown about what reality actually is, how it came into being, how colours, morality, love, the fabric of space and time 'happened', they consider themselves smarter than any faith bearing person, and pretty much anyone else they happen across. God loves atheists. Despite what they make think. Ironically, they are usually more militant about their lack of belief than faith bearing people are about their faith.
Stevie the atheist: "There is no God"
John the Faith-nut: "How did the universe happen?"
Stevie- "The big bang you idiot!"
John- "What caused that to happen?"
Stevie- "Pressure...eh...gasses...eh..."
John- "What caused the 'pressure' and 'gasses' to exist?
Stevie- "Eh...eh..."
John- "In fact, what caused existence to exist?"
Stevie-"Eh...eh...Darwin said that..."
John- "Who designed the tongue, instrument of Darwin's speech?"

This goes on for awhile. Atheists have nothing and no faith.

Until they're on their death bed.

by HappyGilmore September 11, 2006
One who lacks a belief in god or gods. This lack of belief may manifest either as strong atheism (i.e., the positive position that there is no god) or in weak atheism (i.e., the position that current concepts of god make no sense or are irrelevant and thus it is unreasonable to believe in god).
"As an atheist, Harry never worries about What Jesus Would Do in any situation any more than he worries what Santa Claus Would Do."
by atheid August 25, 2004
true: a person who does not believe in any religions god. We do not suck blood or worship the devil.

False: persons who are vampires, evil, immoral, slut, or anything of the sort.
true: atheists are people who believ in theirselves, not a high-power

false: atheists are afraid of christians.
by Krizz August 18, 2004
One who denys on disbelives the existance of God.
Atheists are NOT the same as Wiccans.
by Oh Em Gee August 29, 2006

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