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So what do atheist believe in?

or do they believe in nothing, just being here?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:46 AM on Jul. 1, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • We believe in ourselves, and human beings. No higher power. We are good because being good is good, not because we're trying to save our souls.
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 6:59 AM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • Reality.

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 7:21 AM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • No gods, no devils, no heaven or hell. Some are spiritual some are not.
    krisr169

    Answer by krisr169 at 7:54 AM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • I believe in science, and people.
    Alanaplus3

    Answer by Alanaplus3 at 8:00 AM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • To quote Madalyn Murray (later O'Hair) who sums it up nicely:

    "An Atheist loves himself and his fellow man instead of a god. An Atheist knows that heaven is something for which we should work now - here on earth - for all men together to enjoy. An Atheist thinks that he can get no help through prayer but that he must find in himself the inner conviction and strength to meet life, to grapple with it, to subdue, and enjoy it. An Atheist thinks that only in a knowledge of himself and a knowledge of his fellow man can he find the understanding that will help to a life of fulfillment.

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    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 8:00 AM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • Therefore, he seeks to know himself and his fellow man rather than to know a god. An Atheist knows that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An Atheist knows that a deed must be done instead of a prayer said. An Atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanquished, war eliminated. He wants man to understand and love man. He wants an ethical way of life. He knows that we cannot rely on a god nor channel action into prayer nor hope for an end to troubles in the hereafter. He knows that we are our brother's keeper and keepers of our lives; that we are responsible persons, that the job is here and the time is now."

    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 8:00 AM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • Atheists for various reasons simply do not believe in god, they don't necessarily have a substitute belief. It's mainly just accepting that you don't have the answers to the mysteries of life and not feeling compelled to accept the answers that religion gives.
    lovemydivas

    Answer by lovemydivas at 8:35 AM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • And how has all of this worked for you?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:49 AM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • Science
    KatieP.

    Answer by KatieP. at 9:51 AM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • I might be going out on a limb here....um, VERIFIABLE facts?


    BubbaLuva

    Answer by BubbaLuva at 10:28 AM on Jul. 1, 2009

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