There are two types of atheists, but the word refers to one who lacks belief in Gods, angels, etc. A lot of atheists are respectful to what religious people believe while many others are not. The intolerant ones tend to bash religion-particularly Christianity at any chance they get and assume that all Christians are arrogant and prejudice. (Just to be fair, yes, some Christians are like this, but they cannot call themselves Christians when their attitude goes against what Jesus taught and think they can use his words to pass judgment. But there are plenty of others who actually care how someone feels.)
Christian: "I believe God and Jesus are guiding me and will help me."

Tolerant Atheist: "Religion is not really my cup of tea, but that's cool."

Christian: "I believe God and Jesus will help me."
Intolerant Atheist: "Shut up you stupid Bible thumper! Your God isn't real!"
by jklsh June 25, 2012
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1.) We are just normal people trying to live our lives.

2.) An atheist, contrary to seemingly popular belief, is a relatively normal person.

The atheist simply believes that there is/are no God/gods. Generally, atheists don't consider themselves to be smarter than all theists. You could say that atheism is taking the Christian practice of not recognizing such beliefs as Paganism one step further in not recognizing any religion. Atheists also tend to be more tolerant, and usually do not proselytize. Atheism is not a "belief," it is a lack of any belief and does not function as a religion would, in that the amount of atheists holds no significance.

The atheist is characterized as explaining that the Big Bang was the beginning of everything around us, but not able to explain how it came about. The Christian is characterized as then pointing out the necessicity of a God for such an act. This is where atheists differ from theists.

Atheists, for the most part, believe that the initial "ingredients" for today's universe have always been present, since it is impossible to create something from nothing. Yes, it is true that no one knows how this came to be, but then again, how can we start to understand something so incredibly complex in its nature when the necessary technology have only just come into exisitence in the last century? It will be an ongoing struggle in the following years to finally understand this phenomenon. We just don't insert God into the equation.
I am an atheist, in that I'll accept you for what you believe even if I don't quite agree with you.
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Someone who does not subscribe to any religions and does not believe in any gods or deities.

Strong atheism: Makes a claim that no gods exist.

Weak atheism: Does not make any claim about the existance of gods. Does not believe in gods because there is no evidence for them.
"Hey do you want to go to my church this Sunday?"
"No I am an atheist"

Do you believe in god?

Strong atheist: No, gods are just fairy tales created by man.

Weak atheist: No, there is no evidence for me to justify such a beleif with.
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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.
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OK some people got atheism confused. First, we don't eat baby's we prefer toddlers from 2-5. Second, satan has possessed us no wrong we possessed him. Fourth we don't respect Christians no we actually do, well most of us.
Karen : Are you an atheist ?

Me: Yes, ma'am

Karen : I am going to go speak to your manger.
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An atheist is anyone who doesn’t believe in a god or gods. There are three kinds of atheists.

1) The people who don’t believe in any religion but still respect religions and followers of a religion because they know it’s important to them and know anyone can believe anything they want.
2) The really depressed idiots who get bad grades in school or lose stuff or starve their pet etc. They don’t want to lose self esteem so they blame all their problems on God and try to convince people that God is like Hitler or something.
3) The incredibly annoying pricks and attention whores and elitestswho spend every second of their free time finding religious people online or in public and doing everything they can to make them feel bad and make themselves look smarter simply because they don’t agree with them.
Christian: *sneezes*
Atheists 1: God bless you.
Christian: Thanks. Did you like the way Church was done last week?
Atheists 1: Well actually I’m an atheist so I didn’t go last week or ever. But I respect your religion and so I just said God bless you because I know that’s what Christians do when they see someone else sneeze. Actually I would like to see what Church is like. You know just to see more of the Christian life. Do you think I could join you this Sunday?
Christian: Sure!

Christian: So how did you do on the test?
Atheist 2: I got an F. Thanks a lot God!
Christian: What? How is that God’s fault? You spent the whole week talking online about how God made you not feed your dog for months when you should’ve been studying!
Atheist 2: Still God’s fault.

Atheist 3: *sneezes*
Christian: God bless you.
Atheist 3: R U FUKIN KIDDING ME YOU FOCKIN RETARD!!? YOU BELEEV IN GOD!!!? HA UR SO FUCKIN STUPID!!! I BET U HAV NO FRENDS BECOZ NO ONE ELSE BELEEVES IN THOSE BIBLE FAIRYTALES!!! SCIENCE IS ALWAZE RITE AND I’M SMARTER THAN U BECOZ I BELEEV IN SCIENCE AND NOT RELIGION!!! GO ATHEISTS!!!
Atheist 1: Hey Christian just so you know he’s not really an atheist, he’s an elitist. There’s a huge difference, believe me.
Atheist 3: FUCK YOU TOO YOU BITCH!!! STOP DISAGREEING WITH ME!!!
Everyone else in the movie theater: SHUT THE FUCK UP ATHEIST 3!
Atheist 3: FUCK YOU ALL!!! YOU’RE ALL RELIGIOUS!!!
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An atheist is, at the simplest, not a theist. A theist is someone that has a belief in a god or deities, an atheist is someone without those beliefs. To say atheism is a belief system is comparable to saying bald is a hair color or abstinence is a sexual position. There is really nothing more to the word than this. An atheist is without a belief in a god or deities.
No one ever provided convincing evidence to him that any gods exist, so to this day he remains an atheist.
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