An atheist is a person who does not believe in the existence of *ANY* god(s). This term is consistently misused in modern society.

- Refusing to worship God doesn't make one an atheist. If one says things like "well God lets this stuff happen, so I don't believe in him...," it demonstrates that one does believe in God, they just choose not to follow him.

- Many self-proclaimed "atheists" actually hate God. Since it is illogical to hate something you profess does not exist, people who hate God cannot by definition be atheists. If your attitude is "well God lets this happen, so screw Him..." then you're not an atheist.

- People who "don't believe in Jesus" aren't atheists, they're just not Christians. Jews don't believe in Jesus either, that doesn't make them atheists.

- People who say "I'll find out when I get there" aren't atheists, they're agnostics.

- People who join a "National Organization of Atheists" are not atheists; if you don't believe something exists, you don't make a society dedicated to not believing it exists. That's nonsense.
There are very few true atheists in the world. Most "atheists" are actually just people with an axe to grind with God.
by JustAnotherGuy February 12, 2013
An atheist is simply anyone who rejects the theist claim.
No belief or disbelief is required. Atheist is certainly not a belief system. There are many valid reasons for rejecting the theist claim. The lack of evidence to support their claim is only one of them.
by ResidentAtheist May 01, 2011
One who denies god(s) or a divine or god belief. One who chooses the path of atheism. A person who is born and whom's mind becomes unaltered through the course of his/her life. One's feedom of belief.
Creationist: "Just because you can't see something doesn't mean that it doesn't exist"
Atheist: "Just because you can't doesn't mean that it does."
by Mirsharr November 25, 2005
A person who does not believe in the existence of God or gods. Atheists do not usually have any dislike towards other religions, although some might. Atheists typically believe that there is scientific reasoning behind things that people would usually say are caused by God. Atheists will probably not try to change people's beliefs and are usually very respectful of people's religious views (although some may not be). And whether a person is an atheist or has any other religious status you can think of, it really shouldn't matter-a persons religious views are theirs personally and don't usually affect others, so we should all be accepting of each other's beliefs.
Tina: omg did you hear, Emma is an atheist
Natalie: honestly who cares, her choice not ours
by Nhbhjknnjkkmj April 11, 2015
A person who does not believe in the existence of a higher power(A.K.A. God/Gods).

They DO NOT burn up when they walk into a church, or avert their eyes when going by one.
Most of them are just tired of watching religion being shoved so far down peoples throats, that they (insert cliche religion joke here).
Facebook-Repost if you love God. Scroll if you love Satan.

Me (atheist)-I just want to go through a few facebook posts without seeing a dumb religion post. Looks like its delete some bitches time.
by HardColdTruthBiotch March 20, 2014
A person who, unlike religious people, don't have imaginary friends (like Jesus).
A: Hey, look at that religious person, he makes-believe every day!
B: I know, that's kinda weird
A: Obviously the world wasn't created in 7 days. And if there was a God why are so many African children dying?
B: Yeah, atheists are so smart.
by xyzbegreen123 December 15, 2010
Growing from childhood to adulthood,
moving from naivity to wisdom.
Upon reaching adulthood, she realized that God did not exist and consequentially became atheist.
by Mirrors lie March 14, 2009

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