There are two kinds of atheism: strong (positive) atheism and weak (negative) atheism. The difference between these two is basically that a weak atheist doesn't believe in God, while a strong atheist believes in no God.

Weak atheism is essentially the same as agnosticism]. It states that since we have no proof of a God, we cannot know for sure that one exists. Strong atheism states that since we live in a scientific world where the existence of things is determined solely by their observability, we cannot assume anything unobservable to exist. God isn’t observable, therefore he doesn’t exist (cf. Occam’s Razor). This doesn't mean that an atheist wouldn't WANT to believe in God, it merely means that he has no REASON to believe in it/him.

Strong atheists often question the special treatment weak atheists – and theists – give to religion. If they believe that the tooth fairy or Santa Claus do not exist, why are they willing to give God a benefit of the doubt?

Strong atheism is often equated with religion since it takes a strong stance on the issue. This is, however, fallacious. Religion is not based on rationality, and strong atheists value rationality over fantasy. Therefore atheism is not parallel with religion.
I do not follow atheism. I merely concur with it.
by Servant Of Progress October 21, 2004
The belief that there was nothing and then nothing magically exploded for no reason, creating everything and then a bunch of everything magically rearranged itself for no reason whatsoever into self-replicating bits which then became dinosaurs
Atheism, like Christianity, makes perfect sense.
by bobby2345 June 30, 2011
The most logical theological position to take. The belief that god does not exist.
An example of Atheism? I don't know what to put here.
by GaleryonTheMystic December 08, 2007
A pawn of the pagan gods.
Ever since the gods returned, they used atheism to help destroy Christianity
by Divus Acanthus April 29, 2012
The only true religion. Thoughs who follow shall later repent for their....oh I'm just playin I'm just playin!Anywho religions that don't believe in a god seem to be happier!
Stan:Hey Jimmy how's atheism treating you!
Jimmy:Great! how's buddhism treatin you?
Stan:Great!
Stan and Jimmy: Great!
by Stan Lightsaber April 12, 2006
A religion in which you believe in nothing, show it off, think you're superior to others with a religion characterized by a God, talk about how retarded people with religions are, and basically hate on other/people with other religions
dude 1: hey bro, what religion are you?
dude 2: christian why?
dude 1: OMG YOU SO RETARDED BELIEVING DERES AN INVISIBLE MAN IN DA SKY DAT IS ALL KNOWING AND KNOWS WHACHU DO ALL DA TIME AND HAS A PLACE FULL OF FIRE IF YOU BAD AND BLAH BLAH BLAH ME SO ADVANCED AND SMART CUZ ME HAS NO GOD LOL U FAIL ATHEISM IS SO KEWL CUZ LIKE NO GOD N WE SO EVOLUTIONIZED LOL
dude 2: ok?...
by yawnimbored January 02, 2011
The religion devoted to one's own smug sense of superiority.
As there is no way to use logic to prove or disprove the existence of God, atheism is, in fact, based completely on theory and faith. Also its followers tend to be no less educated, dogmatic, and fanatical about their chosen spiritual path than they claim Christians, Jews, or Muslims to be.
by bigtones05 April 25, 2010
The zealous grounded disbelief in God, the denial of any theories or proof that might state otherwise, and an excuse to attack people that believe in God.

As opposed to religion, which is the zealous, grounded belief in God, the denial of any theories or proof that might state otherwise, and an excuse to attack people that don't believe in God.
Atheism is just as senseless as religious people.
by Jesus Hansel Christ September 02, 2009

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