I'm confused as to why people get so agressive about this sort of thing. One of the reasons I'm atheist is so that I am free from living my life as a slave to "faiths" that are blind and force-fed to millions.

So, for the religious: stop condemning everyone that disagrees with you. I think it's selfish for many born-into-religion people to automatically assume that out of the thousands of faiths they could have possibly just ASSUME that they have the "right" one.

For the atheists: Don't put out another stereotype for the rest of us to deal with.

Someone else, feel free to convince me why on earth I would ever need faith, except as a security blanket that supplements the lack of personal and mental strength I have as a human being?
You say it's weakness to be atheist, not to be able to "understand" complex concepts about the creation of the universe.

I say, I'm not going to spend my life searching for the meaning of life and instead will go live it, hopefully finding happiness and doing something good for the world.
by Just stop whining.. April 11, 2006
A person who does not believe that a "god" or supreme being exists. And, although often forgotten, this does include not beliving Satan, also. So, no, we're not Gothic; we just don't have a preference. Some Atheist people may sound arrogant to you, but it is just that they are having trouble understanding why you belive in god, and you are having trouble understanding they don't. They usually don't make a big deal of it, unless you offend them just because you belive otherwise. This is not to be confused with being agnostic, which is a person who is not sure whether a supreme being exists or not.
---anonymous(coming from someone who is Atheist--not some person who is offended by them w/ their dumb definition...)
2=person w/ religion

1: hey, what's up?

2: nothing, hey, want to start coming to church with me

1:nah, i'm not one of the church type...

2: why not??

1: b/c i'm atheist

2:omg, ur atheist?? i have to take you to church and have you saved and sprinkle holy water all over you!!

1: ouch!! let go of me!
by anonymous411 March 31, 2006
A smart, logical person who has there own opinions and thoughts instead of believing whatever there parents brainwashed them with.
I'm an atheist. I listen to scientific facts because I'm not an idiot and don't believe what is told to me. I have my own opinions.
by Richy_Greenback March 23, 2013
1. The dictionary definition which does not really fit on the internet, is: A lack of belief in a particular God, or Gods.

2. The real definition, which applies to the internet: The member of a religion of mostly anti-christians.

This is a religion characterized by word games and made up of mostly former childhood Christians from the western world.

Fun fact: It is the only religion in the world that uses semantics to pretend it is not a religion by quoting the above dictionary definition as if it actually reflects their religious beliefs and activities.

Uses code words:

'religion' usually means Christianity, sometimes means Islam, but almost never means any other religion.

Reason with a capital 'R' showing they worship some form of reason that is not a dictionary definition but a religious one.

'xtian' instead of 'Christian'.

They say 'YOUR God' when speaking to you, especially if you're Christian. They really mean 'I reject God'.

Some more honestly say, 'Judeo-Christian God' but are very careful not to actually bash Jews directly since they know it is still taboo in society, so they generally stick to Christians.

Some favourite activities include:

1. Dislike bombing Christian Videos
2. Like bombing their own videos
3. Comment flooding religious videos, especially Christian or anything mentioning atheism

Internet atheism may be the official religion of YouTube, but this has yet to be statistically confirmed. Though visual evidence is quite overwhelming.
'I'm an atheist, I don't believe in YOUR God'
'I am an atheist, atheism by definition is not a religion'

'Atheist's believe in Reason, and Science.' (Note the characteristic capital letters.)
by ayono October 19, 2012
Someone who has a lack of belief in God/gods. One who has looked at all the evidence and believes the bible to not be a reliable source of evidence for how the universe was created and disagrees with its morals. They understand that the Bible endorses slavery, encourages intolerance, and produces an irrational fear of "hell", a scary fiery place where all those who do not believe will be tortured forever. An atheist believes in his/her own morals and understands that this is their only life and it should not be wasted. They do what they can to make the world a better place to live by referring others to the reliable sources of science and reason. They understand that no one in over 2000 years has proven that there is a god or miracles. They have no loyalty to evolution because Atheists understand that the two are not intertwined. They accept challenges from religious people to read the bible and research the "facts" in it. Finally, they understand that two hands working accomplish much more than 1000 clasped in prayer.
Christian: "I had a headache and I prayed to God and it went away. Explain that!!"
Atheist: "Did you do anything else about it?"
Christian: "Oh yeah, I took that stupid "Aspirin" stuff that scientists have proved to work well to remove headac----whoops."
Atheist: "There you go."
by TruthisMyReligion August 20, 2010
Someone who refuses to bow to the alleged power of any alleged supernatural entity, however great that power is alleged to be. One of a group of people far wiser and more common than they are usually given credit for. Someone who thinks in terms of reason rather than fear. In particular, someone who refuses to let their perfectly natural fear of death overwhelm their reason. Someone who accepts that even if there were a god worth worshipping, which cannot be proved, the divinity would be worth worshipping precisely because it supports or represents such things as justice, truth, love and compassion, which are universal human ideals and are not, contrary to the propaganda, derived from any religion. Someone who accepts that, as guides to the good life, such ideals therefore come before all else. A humanist. Atheists are often accused, by religionists who have found support in postmodernist relativism, that atheism is a religion like any other. If anorexia could be considered a favourite food, these postmodernist types might have a point ... but I'm doubting it.
Someone once said there are no atheists in foxholes. Firstly, oh yes there are: and secondly, even if it were true, that would be more an argument against foxholes than against atheism.
by Fearman August 30, 2007
I believe an atheist is a person who does not believe in God or any gods what so ever. I myself am an atheist so I know the term pretty well. I think some Christians get it mixed up that atheists are satanists or evil forms worshipping the devil. They believe that it's horrible and we're against them. Let me clear this up. An atheist isn't against the Christian church. We simply just DON'T AGREE. I don't mean to attack the church in anyway. But what I find funny is that Christians like to "attack" me. Many find it hard to believe I'm a non-believer so they insult me. And oh yeah, you can't be an atheist AND a Christain. There is no go between. Let me tell this to the weak: IF YOU WANT TO BE AN ATHEIST YOU MUST BE READY TO COMMITT. YOU CAN'T LIKE BOTH AND YOU NEED BE SURE OF WHAT YOU'RE DOING. TO BE AN ATHEIST ACTUALLY TAKES A LOT OF DEVOTION AND PERSERVERANCE. (many people will be against you)
I myself am an atheist and most of my friends give me a hard time. "OH MY GOSH, EMMA! THAT'S SO HORRIBLE! I MUST BRING YOU TO CHURCH TO CHANGE YOUR VIEWS!" It's hard being an atheist, I'll tell you that. But I passionately agree with what I stand for so I won't back down. The ironic thing is I don't find problems with jews, only christians....
by Emma - the atheist chick February 27, 2006

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