The lack of a belief in the existence of a god or gods. This usually also means a lack in a belief in an afterlife, the soul, the supernatural, or any sort of ultimate reality outside of the physical one.

For the atheist, reality is limited to reductionist empiricism, morals are usually relative or determined by the rules of conduct that make civilization possible, life is it's own purpose, and the truth or falsity of religious beliefs is apparently subject to evidence (though there are no specifications as to what these are).
Athesim is not, despite many claims here, the default belief of all life or humanity at birth. To say that babies and animals are atheists is silly simply because we cannot ask them, and some indeed even argue that they are aware of the presence of "god" within them. Also, the fact that nearly every culture around the globe has, in some form or another, developed some mode of religious belief goes to show that religion is a much deeper part of the human experience than this particualr brand of atheism will admit.
by Killing Kittens December 02, 2004
People who cannot take a leap of faith and only believe what they can see with their sense of sight. Atheists consider themselves "intellekshuals" and have very narrow-minded, obnoxious and self-righteous morals and views on belief. They are prone to making rude and smarmy comments on almost anything that can be brought into a discussion, and their blood pressure flares to unhealthy heights during debates involving pretty much anything.

Tend to bite their nails and fidget when asked difficult questions concerning life. Find comfort in the fact their view is considered "cool" and "intelligent". Most atheists are well-off and live comfortable lives in the suburbs, and constantly have a bile-inducing "I'm cleverer than you" look on their face.

Will ALWAYS mysteriously switch to a "devoted Christian" lifestyle as soon as they turn 70. "OH MY GOD, you mean I'M going to die TOO?! What do you mean, atheist? I love Jesus!!"
Atheism, and atheists, should have respect towards other people.
by OiOiBoy July 02, 2006
arrogance in the highest degree. the state of firm belief that human science can answer all of life's questions, including the creation of a universe perfect to so many decimal points, life, death and the formation of various religions, which are seen by most atheists as misleading distractions.
Many greedy hypocritical teenagers become 'atheists' because they fail to see the message behind their own faith, usually christianity. Of course, those who are not blind sheep will not turn from the faith nor follow it blindly, but acknowledge that such stories are not intended literally but are to be analysed in terms of an ethical code. Such an ethical code gives way to a near perfect society, in which all are happy and well done by.
The concept of an afterlife is not intended as a binding contract as such, but rather can be viewed as similar to the phrase 'dance like nobody's watching.' Life should be approached with the impression that there is retribution for ones actions, not for the greedy purposes of eternal life but rather for everyone's general comfort so all can live in peace.
Teenage atheism merely removes the eternal life clause so that suicide becomes an option. very selfish.
In fact it takes a very high intellect to be a respectable atheist, much more reasoning than is available to the average teenager who wants to evade church.
atheism is, for many, the 'soft option' so to speak, allowing them to self indulge at other's expense.

however

Stephen Hawking could probably get away with being atheist.
by english___p October 07, 2006
Atheism is simply the opposite of theism.
Yes,and Antichrist is simply the opposite of Christ.
The Antichrist is the opposer.
Satan is the adversary.
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Funny how it all fits and makes sense,huh?
Funny how the Satanists don't believe in God or Satan but instead are goth atheists into goth atheism and embrace all of the deadly sins.
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John 8:44
For you are the children of your father the Devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning and has always hated the truth. There is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.
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John 8:32
And you will know the truth , and the truth will set you free.
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John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
by may you find truth June 16, 2006
Monotheism or Creationism is a hypothesis and theory still in the testing stage that the person of faith strongly presupposes will eventually be proven a scientific law!

^This is following the scientific method.


Atheism has already determined that "God doesn't exist and is simply a fairy tale."

^This doesn't follow the scientific method.Calling something a fairy tale is not a scientific approach.

However firmly believing something to be so and then looking to prove it,is infact following the scientific method.Faith is the essence of science.Faith is the most important step in the scientific method.
"Faith is the catalyst of science" - me
by weed March 16, 2005
The most ridiculous "religion" ever.

It's kind of funny actually, what it takes to be athiest is contradictory to the very idea of it.

First you have to acknowledge that there is a god, not to believe in!

It's kind of self-destructive now isn't it.
Atheism is a very self-destructive idea....full of irrational thoughts and the likes when it comes right down to it.

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