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Atheism

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Atheism is the disbelief in or denial of the existence of God or gods.
Don't have positions/views on any thing except the concept of God.
If someone is trying to force the Bible upon you, gently remind them that, no matter what the Bible itself says, today's culture allows us the freedom of religion, and it is not their prerogative to infringe that right. .In my case, if a believer wants to, or feels the need that he or she must...
Atheism is the lack of belief in gods and only that, any views on money and career as the same as other peoples.
The God Delusion is a book by Richard Dawkins detailing his beliefs on the plausibility of a deity. He offers arguments against theism in his book.
......mosquitoes, rats, ticks, fleas, cockroaches and pathogens.And the appendix - it serves no anatomical purpose, but can still make you ill, i.e. appendicitis.
Sacrilege is the violation or injurious treatment of a sacred object. From a theist point of view it is possible for an atheist to be sacrilegious however, atheist's do not believe in "sacred" objects and would therefore say no.  
You shouldn't, let them choose. But give evidence to your beliefs. I too am an atheist, but I'd respect people's religious choices.
The same way anyone else thinks. We love our families, we teach our  children to think rationally, learn self-reliance, have respect for  each other, and instill strong moral values.    The families of atheists can be as normal or as dysfunctional as  any other. There is no set of standards...
Opinion   Absolutely. Everyone has a soul/spirit. Not everyone takes care of  them, but they are still there.   Opinion    The soul would be regarded by many as something which is evidence  of us as being somewhat 'higher' beings than the animals. The fact  that we can choose to be...
Christians are called to love Atheists just as they are to love everyone else. They are supposed to show them about Jesus (and Christianity) by leading a good, happy and joyful life to show them what being a Christian truly means and what it can bring to them.Today in many countries atheists are...
Not necessarily; the humanist philosophy places primary importance with humanity, but that is not incompatible with a belief in god (or gods); for example, a deist - who believes in a creator god, but not a god that takes a day to day interest in the activities of the world may well be a humanist as...
 ==Answer==    Almost no one. The state religion is the Church of Sweden or Lutheran. 93 percent of the population is Christian.
There are many; in the UK one the main parties is led by an atheist. Doubtless there have been others - Winston Churchill was not religious and described himself as agnostic. Across the world there must be many - even some who find it convenient to seem to belong to a religion. There is debate as...
Well, atheists don't have a book telling them what to do at those times, and don't all do the same thing, I can only tell you they don't beg and whine at a percieved holy creator.
The Old Testament book of Daniel is of a nihilistic nature.
Depends on the tribe; depends on the slave.
Atheists don't have a religion. People who say. "Atheists Have a religion because they have a belief" Need to get a dictionary and look up the meaning of Atheist. The meaning generally given is a lack of a belief in a higher cosmic power. [thats a general definition] Just because someone believes...
No.Discrimination based on what you believeis unconstitutional. Atheism is the choice not to exercise your right to a religion; forcing someone to make this choice is just as illegal as making it for them.
Of course they do: Common sense and conscience. If you are a normal human being you don't need to be told not to hurt people or not to kill. The Bible wasn't the first book to outline the sentiments in the ten commandments. People followed those rules long before. Atheists see more then one side of...
I guess any belief can do this simply by not being attractive as a subject to one side of that friendship. Believing that Bon Jovi were a great band could do exactly the same if the other person in the friendship actually believes they were crap. However if a friendship is real it should be able...
We haven't lived in it yet. That's why our world is such a horrible  place.
No. In and of itself atheism is simply the absence of any belief in gods. It is a benign intellectual choice. Some people with strong religious beliefs may find that offensive but atheism itself is not the offender. Also, there may be some people who are atheists who are offensive but that is true...
Another answer from our community:   You need to do some careful analysis and long term thinking  regarding your relationship with your wife (or husband). She does  not respect your right to choose. There is nothing that can make  her stop pressuring you to become a believer. She knew you were...
Atheists do not all think with the same mind. Your question is impossible to answer.
Yes. David Sedaris is brilliant, so he doesn't believe in imaginary friends.
There is a large difference between an atheist and and antichrist.  An atheist is one who lacks belief in Any supernatural beings,  state of personal being, and essentially asserts that life has no  purpose, we are merely here as a product of the evolutionary  process. An antichrist can have...
  To a large extent, yes. H. G. Wells was brought up a strict Christian, but gradually began to reject the Christian God in favour of a 'personal' God. He would later repudiate God entirely , declaring himself "an honest atheist". Yet his biographer concluded that Wells' youthful religious...
The line that forms the apparent boundary between earth and sky.
There are several: Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, and China seem  to be the most tolerant of secularism.
People fear change. For 2000 years we have been taught and even  forced to believe a certain way. When Galileo in the 1600's showed  the Church that the earth was not the center of the universe, they  banished him for such heresey. Copernicus put the sun as the center  of the universe almost a...
Five famous atheists:Richard DawkinsBrian GriffinChristopher HitchensDouglas AdamsNoel and Liam GallagherFive fictional atheists:The Doctor (from Doctor Who)Constantine Levin (from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy) - he's agnostic, so I don't know if he counts.Carl Carlson (from The Simpsons)Gregory...
The most common symbol for atheists it the A. The a comes from the  worth atheism. Logic.
  The American Religious Identification Survey was carried out during February-November 2008 and collected answers from 54,461 respondents who were questioned in English or Spanish. One of the findings of the survey was that 76% of American adults identified as Christians in 2008, compared to...
Mostly it is for the same reason that people do not believe in any  gods. There is simply no proof of their existence. Holy books such  as Tanakh, Midrash, Bible, Qu'ran, Book of Mormon,etc, are only  claims of supernatural beings. They are not proof and cannot be  proven; just like they cannot...
  Only if they exist. Christians and Muslims believe that both heaven and hell exist, but belief is not proof.
Two studies carried out by Encyclopedia Britannica indicate that between 2.4 and 3.8% of the worlds population may be atheist, but it is difficult to make an accurate count as people interpret the meaning of the word in many different ways. There are also unknown numbers of people who are unsure on...
She was first married John Henry Roths from 1941 until they divorced in 1946 and was then married to Richard O'Hair from 1965 until he predeceased her in 1978. She never subsequently remarried.
No, we do not. We believe that after we die that is it. We do not  believe there is an after life as living is its own reward. Our  purpose in life is to be the best human possible, and to help  humanity in the best of our capabilities, no matter how large or  small our contribution.
Atheism isn't a club and therefore does not have members. There are no global statistics for people who are atheist.
Tradition, insecurity, faith, and may even be genetically  imprinted, though I hope not. People come together as a community  and to strengthen their ties with one another they worship some  sort of deity or other, because, I think gives them strength and  comfort to function individually, and...
There is no hell, or heaven. Earth is where we live, where our ancestors lived.
In Japanese female means 'Josei-no' or 'Mesu-no' also 'Fujin', 'mesu' and also 'shisei' ( Relating to a female, Composed of females, Intended for women, Feminine, Fruit-bearing, Pistillate, Designed to receive an inserted part ) & for some more women means 'Nyonin' or 'Josei'. Hope it will help...
Some no doubt feel their faith threatened if people they respect do not hold the same beliefs as they do. Others may believe that evangelising wins favour in heaven, and for that purpose is preferable to doing charitable work or donating to causes such as the Haitian earthquake funds. In some cases,...
In Judaism there is the Bar Mitvah for young men and the Bat  Mitzvah for young ladies. As for atheist's initiations; there are  none. If one is a non-Christian, then there's no need for rituals.
Sikhism is made up of beliefs and ideals from Buddhism, Hinduism , Jainism and Islam. Because Sikhism has a heavy focus on practicality and non-idolism as well as equality, only some ideas and beliefs are used in Sikhism from these religions. Interestingly Jainism also contributes to ancient texts...
Atheism started because some people examined the beliefs of religion and thought that science explained facts better. Atheists believe that science has provided more evidence towards our existence than the bible and that the events in the bible are easily discredited by science.Atheist beliefs come...
  This is difficult to ascertain, as the word 'atheist' still carries a social stigma in the USA, and many people don't feel comfortable using it, even when it accurately describes their point of view. An ARIS study was conducted to find how people self-identified their religious beliefs. ...
Many folks thing atheists sit in their dank and smelly caves glowering at the Bible and thinking black thoughts at it. Dramatic as that may seem, it is not very accurate. First off there is no atheists' organization so we don't have a unified point of view, or an instruction manual on how to think...
Someone who doesn't know whether god exists is called agnostic. Someone who needs evidence to prove it is an atheist.People who are not sure if there is a god are called agnostics.An agnostic doesn't necessarily believe there is a God but doesn't rule out the possibility. An atheist believes...
Somehow, I doubt it. Religion is far too well established for atheism to become the norm. Depending on the stats you use, atheists either make up a tiny percentage of the world's population (if you only count people who are openly atheist), or they are a significant minority (if you include people...
Let's hope so. Religion has come under the spotlight in recent decades as science has progressed and we have leaned more and more about our universe, and even ourselves. Recently discoveries have been made linking religious experience to certain brain functions and debates as to whether religious...
Answer:   There is nothing wrong with not believing in a god. If you are able to appreciate the beauty of the universe, without the need to attribute that beauty to a god, then that is your choice and you shouldn't let people tell you you are wrong or evil or immoral for doing so. Many, many...
A vigil is a "staying awake." Its antonym would be a sleep-over.
The only leader in atheism is your self.   No. Atheism is simply the lack of belief in gods. It's not a movement, or an organisation. Having a leader would be a bit like people who don't watch sports having a leader. It's simply something they do not do, and so it would be impossible to have a...
Atheism was not started, since it is merely a lack of belief. The more interesting question, I think, is how religions started. There have always been atheists, because there have always been people who said: "wait.. that god you're talking about.. this seems a bit odd and doesn't really make sense...
  See the link below for a list of arguments against a recent creation.
Being a pagan is believing in some god other than the  Judeo-Christian God. Examples of pagan religions are Wicca,  Animism, Asatru/ Odinism, etc. An atheist is someone who denies or  disbelieves in any type of god or other supernatural beings.
The natural feeling of repulsion that accompanies witnessing violence, deceit, and dishonesty.if by morality you mean knowing right from wrong then i was taught this as a child by my parents and teachers. religion is not tied to morality. there are many moral atheists and there are many immoral...
It's is wrong to cause other living things to needlessly suffer. This is common sense, if you cannot figure this out with the help of arcane literature (or if said literature encourages it), I suggest you seek professional help. (I asked for an answer with some form of proof or logic behind it....
There are millions of atheists; it is very unlikely they have a consistent view of friendship.
NTYF stands for the Nordonia Twinsburg Youth Football League.   
The only thing in common among atheists is they do not believe in any gods.Atheists are not all the same, may have various political beliefs or none at all, we are from all walks of life, of every age and ethnic group, with a vast range of interests. Atheists are NOT 'organized' and do not subscribe...
Patrick Jane, a character on television's The Mentalist, according  to his bio, Patrick Jane professes no religion. The character is  played by the actor Simon Baker, an Australian born actor, also  lists no religion in his bio. As for the fictional character  Patrick Jane we cannot claim...
To give advice in a certain subject.
This is a variation of Cecilia, a name meaning Blind.
Neo-Spirituality was created by Hiroyoshi Kuwahara as a combination of Japanese and British spirituality.   Adherents say that neo-spirituality is about getting "closer to God" rather than being a religion. This may seem a fine distinction, but it is probably part of the rejection of organised...
An Inextricable Tale was written by Paul Allgood.
if everything never die like in tuck everlasting we will all want to die like the main characterWouldn't it be a burden to never die like the greek gods our earth wouldn't take it
No, evolution is not only accepted by atheists. Scientific theories  are not forms of "belief". And I do know a few Christians who  believe in evolution. It is no longer a religious issue, but more  of an individual evaluation of facts.     Few, if any, believing Jews, Christians, or...
In Australia Not many people particularly care what religion you are or for that mater if you have a religion at all. politicians put on a bit of a show that they have a religion but this is more to attract a few votes then anything else. government and public service appointments are never made as...
You can join any piligrim group and make it one week covering few temples. There are many travel agencies to guide you. If you are not religious, but follow customs attached while visiting religious places.
It is a Latin word meaning everyone or everything.The first examples of public transport were called "omnibus vehicles" because they carried everyone. Eventually that got shortened to "omnibus" and finally to "bus".
These are descriptions usually given by religionists to try to  describe our atheism. We do not wear labels well. Atheists may have  different philosophical directions, but no name tag is needed.
There is no process for becoming an atheist. This flows from thefact that there is no organization of atheists, no atheistguidebook or instruction manual, no atheist meeting hall, noadmission procedure, no membership card and no secret handshake.What happens is, just like figuring out that there is...
4/10 atheists have a college degree (Exact Amount: 43%) compared  with the general population (29%). The exact percentage of  religious people is unknown.
You weren't. Just like anything before it was constructed. The concept of "you" is simply shorthand for "this present arrangement of material we call you". After you are dead you will once more become just random matter.
It depends on if you have one or not. You either have a religion  such as Christianity, Judaism, or you do not believe in any god or  gods. My suggestion would be to extensively research all religions,  and if you don't believe any of those, then you are an Atheist, but  you may also be an...
At the 2007 national census, 18.7 per cent said they had no religion, compared to 63.9 per cent Christians. Another 12 per cent declined to answer the question.At the 2011 national census, 22.3 per cent said they had no religion, compared to 61.1 per cent Christians.
Between 4, 779, 120 and 4, 978, 250 (24%-25% of total population) atheists live in Australia as of 2005.
Here are twelve Logical, Scientific, and real proofs out of thousand proofs explained by Qur'an. A Muslim Scholar explains those in a story form. Here "God" is Allah (Arabic Al-ilah which means The God) because it is Absolute One, Has no son, father or mother. He is the only One. (Not Jesus, or not...
Typically, Atheists see no need to pray, as they believe there is no God. However, there is no rule saying that if you are Atheist, you cannot pray. If you believe in some form of a Divine Being, you can pray to him/her. ^ ^ If you believe in a divine being, you're not an Atheist.
Yes. It is the same as the culture around them minus the religion.
Well, it depends on how your parents took it the first time. If your parents were understanding in your choice, then you have no problem. However, if your parents were in denial, then I suggest you prepare a speech or letter and call a family meeting. While the family meeting begins, you tell your...
Agnostics are not a monolithic bloc of people. They all have different ideas about how to do things and what to celebrate.However, they usually follow the trends on the society they live within. Most would celebrate birthdays.
It can mean picky or hard to please.
Money and career are different among demographics, so the opinion of such also differs. Secular humanism, as a philosophy, really has no bearing on either; money and your job are objectively measurable and assessed.They are necessary to thrive.
she believes in God but is not religious. saw it in a quote.
There is a long history of atheist musicians--->of Beethoven, Berlioz, Bizet, Brahms, Debussy, Mozart, Paganini, Shubert, Schumann, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, and Wagner. http://www.atheists.org/Atheist_Musicians http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nontheists_(music) (Here is a very short, partial...
Yes, atheists are at least as likely to be moral people as are theists. Possibly more likely. What kind of person would set off a bomb in a crowded public place? Generally they are heard to shout Allah hu akhbar! (God is great) just before the bomb goes off.The question is often asked, if morality...
First, I was born an atheist. Remember, we are born in a state of atheism. Theism is a learned behavior. There is no one reason why a person is an atheist. However, one attribute they all have in common is freedom of thought: intellectual freedom that gets closer to "truth" than man- made doctrines...
Michael Moore was raised, and identifies as, Catholic. But,  disagrees with some of the churches opinions on such things as  same-sex marriage and abortion.
He is an atheist because he does not believe in any one of the available gods such as Jesus, Yaweh, Mohammed or Zeus. Presumably he does not believe in any of these things because he has realised that: the religious ideas that he was brought up with are logically inconsistent and contradictory;the...
No, if you listen to the songs Hayley sings about spiritual things, especially in their CD Riot. They are Christians, but not a Christian band.