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 one who lacks a belief in a god or gods. That's it. It does not mean militant asshole, anti-theist, humanist, intelligent, blind, skeptic, secular, freethinker, or liberal.

Most people confuse the terms agnosticism and atheism. This should clear the misunderstanding:

gnostic theist: I know god exists
agnostic theist: I don't know if a god exists, but I believe there is one
agnostic atheist: I don't know if a god exists, but I don't believe there is one
gnostic atheist: I know there is no god

Most atheists are agnostic. While atheism deals with non-belief in god(s), this term does not describe what we do believe in. People have different labels (or no labels at all) for what they do believe in but this is outside atheism.

Atheism is not a religion. There is no worship of any people, no holy books, no dogma, no persecution, and no absolute truth.
Sye: You're agnostic? Oh good, I'm glad you're not one of those militant atheist assholes
Chris: Actually, I'm an atheist
Sye: But I thought you were agnostic? You're a decent person, how could you be an atheist?
Chris: I just don't think there's enough evidence to warrant a belief in god. That's it. This does not mean I'm a good person or asshole.
by GreatA42 April 05, 2016
Someone who is in no way religious, and rejects all religions.
Religious person: Oh my gosh, if you're an atheist, when you die; you're going to hell and get your head chopped off!

Atheist: I highly doubt that..
by Jane .-. May 24, 2014
A person who tries to prove the non-existence of an entity that resides outside of the universe using the laws of the universe
There is nothing wrong with being Atheist. This is just my opinion.
by Name removed by the NSA November 15, 2013
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
someone who does not believe the assertion that there are god/s
I am an atheist due to your lack of evidence
by vgerdj July 01, 2012
Someone who doesn't know how to spell athiest.
hey I'm a atheist come to my laboratory
Jim: but you're a atheist so you don't have a laboratory you lier, plus you don't know how to spell atheist either....
by 41024967213721735§125 May 11, 2016
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