One who has disbelief in any form of a higher being. It is not necessary for an atheist to disprove the existance of a higher being, because those who are not atheists, cannot prove that a higher being exists. Both atheism and religion are based on faith.
Atheist: I don't believe in God.
Non-Atheist: Prove that God doesn't exist!
Atheist: ¡Prove that he/she does exist!
by Paul Williams February 16, 2005
Theist: Someone who knows god personally.

Atheist: Someone who can prove that god doesn't exist.

Agnostic: Someone who believes that god in unknown at this time.
"I thought I was an atheist but I'm really an agnostic"
by cloud195 May 17, 2013
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
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
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
Any person clever enough to take a stand against inconsistent religious theories and practices and instead live their life independently from alleged divine authority figures and lifestyles which enforce unjustified regulations upon their existence. Atheists generally believe that there is no god- although reasons for this choice of opinion differ, many revolve around logical thinking and lack of scientific proof, which concludes that no such being exists. Just because someone is an atheist does not mean that they do not want to believe in god... it just means that there is no realistic evidence to support any claims of god's existence- and therefore no reason to believe in god itself.
An atheist is a person of logic and sense, independent of religion and it's customs.
by Firelovesugar June 30, 2009

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